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
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.