After a 30-year career as a restaurant manager and owner, Eric attained a PhD in Organizational Communication from UCSB. His research interest focused on team dynamics, leadership, and relationships in the workplace.
He currently teaches in the Technology Management Program at UCSB, working with both undergraduate and graduate students on entrepreneurship, management, leadership, strategy, communication, and persuasion.
As a consultant, Eric works with a wide range of organizations on leadership development, team building, and strategy, as well as with small businesses tackling challenges such as market-validating a business idea to assessing how to expand to multiple locations. Eric is also a regular presenter on LinkedIn Learning.