Director, Impact Investments
Eric is primarily driven by a single, fundamental question: how do we transform how power and resources are shared in our economy, while truly centering the brilliance and bravery of those who have been systematically excluded? As Director of Capital Strategies, Eric leads Common Future’s national work to build equitable impact investments by, for and with BIPOC communities. Before Common Future, Eric worked at Transform Finance, where he launched several educational initiatives for activists, organizers and other social sector allies that explored paths for their communities to better engage with capital. He has also worked in philanthropy, where he supported the Woodcock Foundation’s grantmaking and impact investing efforts. Through his time at the foundation, he helped steward several millions of dollars in grants and program-related investments.
Eric serves on the board and investment committee of the New York Foundation, as well as the investment committees of the UUCEF and Invest Appalachia; he also serves on the finance committee for the North Star Fund, New York City’s social justice community foundation. He teaches “Capital for Good: Finance, Investment and Social Justice” at the City University of New York to graduate students and remains active in local progressive politics. A former Fulbright ETA, Eric earned his MPA from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and his MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU. He calls Brooklyn home.