Currently, Eric is retired, serving in an advisory capacity and on boards of several corporations, focused on philanthropy.
Eric has been an accomplished business executive and entrepreneur, with over 35 years of global experience in electronic design, manufacturing and sales. He founded and co-founded five successful companies and participated in a successful IPO of a conglomeration of electronic companies. Eric’s most recent large corporate start-up was in the field of digital video and security, reaching wholesale revenues of over $90M before being sold and integrated into General Electric.
Since retiring from corporate America in 2003, Eric has advised startups and smaller companies and has served on several boards. He moved to Hawaii in 2005, and his primary focus is in philanthropy. (See Makanalani.com). Eric subsequently started four successful small businesses in Hawaii which are now contributing significantly to the philanthropic enterprise. He is also still active in several companies in an advisory role. He’s been married 42 years with 4 great children.