Site Selection and Government Incentives Leader
Eric has more than 20 years of experience within the areas of corporate site selection, economic development incentives, and public/private sector financing. Prior to joining STRATUS, he formed Economic Incentives Services, LLC and served in numerous economic development and incentive consulting positions including Regional Incentives Practice Leader at Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young and Duff & Phelps, as well as Director of National Business Development for the Texas Department of Commerce, and Director of Economic Development for West Texas Utilities.
Over the past 30 years, Eric has worked in or with the Texas Legislature, having held various legislative and campaign positions for three state senators. Eric is also a leader in incentives technology, having developed the industry’s first incentives management tool.
IncentiSysTM is a web-based, incentives compliance and management system that corporate and government clients use to manage all aspects of and ensure compliance with state and local incentives.
He is a past chairman of the Texas Economic Development Council and is an active member of CoreNet Global (CNG), Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) and numerous other industry and economic development associations.
Eric holds a BS in Finance from St. Edward’s University in Austin, a graduate of Strategic Marketing Management Executive School at University of Virginia Darden School of Business and is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP).