How do your colleagues describe you?
A wise and thoughtful professional who combines his deep well of business, banking, and financial experience with straightforward honesty and a keen sense of humor.
Why do you do what you do?
I have always enjoyed working with entrepreneurs and seeing what makes them successful. It is very rewarding when you can help them with their future plans by supporting them through ideas and appropriate critical suggestions. Having been a commercial loan officer, I can provide funding options for them and help them understand the pros and cons of each program.
Eric is an advisor with Oregon’s SBDC network’s Capital Access Team (CAT). He specializes in helping small business owners with business planning, developing financial strategies, and accessing debt along with equity funding.
Eric has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry including 20 years as a commercial real estate and business loan officer. He specialized in business acquisition financing, business lending, and investor commercial real estate lending.
He has been active in his communities including past president of Eugene Delta Rotary Club and United Way of Southwestern Oregon. He served three years on the Oregon State Board of Accountancy along with serving seven years on the Loan Committee for Evergreen Business Capital, Seattle, WA. He has a degree in Economics from the University of Oregon.