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Throughout my 20+ year career in sports, entertainment, live events, restaurants and hospitality, I've been fortunate to have worked with some amazing people from some amazing organizations. Please take a look at the thoughts and words from the people that know me best.

“Eric and I worked together for over five years at the Tampa Bay Lightning. In partnerships our success is closely tied to our counterparts in marketing. During his time with the Lightning, Eric elevated our brand, grew the platforms in which we communicated with fans and supported partner campaigns. Our ability to work well together often resulted in win-win partnership campaigns that benefited both sponsors and our organization. Over his five years our sales team was able to exceed revenue expectations every year - a direct result of the work Eric and his team performed.”

Joshua Korlin - Senior Manager of Partnership Development - Tampa Bay Lightning - May 20, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Eric at The Tampa Bay Lightning for 5+ years. Typically sales and marketing peers are like oil and water. Both are working in the same company, with the same ultimate end goal, but they are constantly battling to be right. Eric built great relationships throughout our organization and took the time to learn about everyone else's business. That included the sales and service team. We were able to work together at a high level because he invested in what we were doing. In turn, our team supported Eric and his team. We had Tampa Bay Lightning goals, not sales or marketing goals. We all succeeded together. A good leader can make his team successful. A great leader can make other teams successful at the same time. Eric is that leader.”

Travis Pelleymounter - Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service - Tampa Bay Lightning - May 19, 2020

"I've  had to pleasure to have known Eric for several years and his passion is unmatched. He is relentless in his pursuit to drive revenue while protecting the brand. Many people have contacts. Eric has relationships that he can call upon for anything. He would be a great addition to anyone's team.”

Michael Barbaro - Vice President of Sales - iHeart Media - May 12, 2020

"When it comes to brand-building, Eric gets it. An advocate for long-term vision, Eric cultivates brands with badge-value and staying power. Having worked as his ad agency partner for many years (across multiple brands), I’ve watched him negotiate ultra-sweet media deals and act as a dependable champion for the creative idea. Eric is an approachable leader and all-around fun to work with!”

Kamden Kuhn - Vice President of Strategy - Dunn & Co. - May 11, 2020

“Eric has an amazing mind for marketing. He is open to hearing ideas, no matter how off the well they are, from his team and colleagues. Eric knows that the best marketing is taking care of the customer. He is one of the best in the business.”  

James Raulerson - Venue Manager - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc- November 5, 2019

“Eric is truly a pleasure to work with. He is always available and open to new ideas on how we can work together to meet his companies marketing initiatives. We have worked on many marketing strategies to bring awareness to the Tampa Bay market utilizing our own companies' assets to create creative marketing ideas and draw community awareness. Eric is always professional, detailed and overall an open book, which is a huge plus in collaborating our marketing efforts.”

Ally Sabo - Account Representative - Beasley Broadcast Group - September 9, 2019

“I had the privilege of working with Eric for 3.5 years. With zero hesitation, I would recommend Eric to any organization looking for a marketing executive that generates big ideas, embraces data and analytics, genuinely cares about people, and can put all those pieces together to drive positive change.”  

Brendan Russell - Director of Analytics - Tampa Bay Lightning - September 5, 2019

“One of the most passionate leaders I've ever had the opportunity to work with; a true teammate.”

Matt Samost - Vice President of Business Ventures - Tampa Bay Lightning - August 28, 2019

“Driven. Eric will not stop until it's done and done correctly. He's an all-nighter kind of guy. Devoted. I've worked with Eric for the past 5 years as his ad agency partner and can confidently say that while he's a stickler for perfection and devoted to success, he always treats those around him as equal teammates. He conducts himself with honesty and professionalism and has always made me feel like a true partner. He's a good listener and weighs opinions wisely. As the VP of Marketing for the Lightning, he's overseen a brand that has grown year over year and has become a love mark in Tampa Bay, and well, the proof is in the pudding.” July 9, 2019

Troy Dunn - President & CCO - Dunn & Co. - July 9, 2019

“Eric is one of the most passionate individuals I know. We've worked together for several years now in Tampa.. Eric works with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena, who we are fortunate enough to be media partners with. Eric is a creative thinker, with great follow through, who we've been able to create extremely successful campaigns with. It's hard to find someone who gets it more than Eric.”

Jay Mulligan - General Sales Manager - Beasley Broadcast Group - July 9, 2019

“Eric gives everything you ever dreamed off and drives it home.”

Zev Buffman - President/CEO - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc. - July 17, 2014

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