As VMLY&R's global president, Eric provides strategic leadership and business planning across the agency’s global offices, ensuring continued growth for current client engagements and new business efforts.
Eric is known for introducing inventive ways to enable client partners to better navigate the ever-changing world of digital-driven marketing and for his fearless approach to solving business challenges and delivering results for clients. He possesses a unique combination of marketing strategy, creativity, and technology and operations experience to best apply VMLY&R's know-how to deliver solutions.
Prior to his role at VMLY&R, Eric joined VML in 1999. He was pivotal in the continued evolution of VML's capabilities, playing key roles across departments and client teams while providing executive leadership to key strategic accounts across the agency.
In 2007, Eric began serving on VML’s Executive Leadership Team, most recently as chief business officer, where he was responsible for the agency's business development practice. He was also responsible for the launch of VML Seattle in 2004 while leading the Microsoft business, and has been integral in VML's inclusion in other Team WPP operations such as Cavalry, which services Coors Light, Coors Banquet and MillerCoors.
Since transitioning into his role at VMLY&R, Eric has been central to expanding the agency’s footprint and unifying operations to provide a connected capability focused on serving as the leading strategic partner for the world's most forward-thinking brands.
In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with his family. He is also an avid baseball fan and enjoys the lifelong challenge of improving his golf game. He is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri and holds a Bachelor of Science in graphic arts technology management.