Eric is the Founder and Managing Partner of Somera Private Equity. Prior to founding Somera, he was a Partner at Paladin Private Equity, a middle-market private equity firm focused on global industrial technology transactions. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs in the Global Industrials Group and Houlihan Lokey in the Aerospace, Defense, and Government M&A Group. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Gardian Holdings.

Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University. He co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors for Mbody, a tech-enabled mental health services business, and in his spare time enjoys downhill skiing and finding new live music acts.