Currently serving as Chief Strategy Officer for Sunrise Banks, Eric is responsible for driving innovation and growth by partnering with fintechs to expand the banks’ mission of “Being the most innovative bank empowering financial wellness.” He’s interested in connecting with entrepreneurs, VCs, accelerators, incubators, financial institutions, and other professionals in the fintech ecosystem.

Eric is also an applied futurist and the principle of Sextant Advisors, a consultancy dedicated to applying strategic foresight to companies who are interested in creating and intercepting their future. He has spoken at numerous forums and conferences on financial services and strategic foresight.

Eric’s background includes underwriting, portfolio management, and product development at two of the country’s largest financial institutions, Capital One, and US Bank. Eric earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.