As a Director of Strategic Partnerships at UPD, Eric works to help advance the mission of public education by forging public, non-profit and corporate partner relations in K-12 and Higher Education. He firmly believes that the transformation of education starts with optimized processes, quality data and scalable technology through open standards such as Ed-Fi. Transformation happens when you bring people together around sound data, a shared understanding of the vision and the work, and a clear process for working together. Eric has been instrumental in client development, sales and strategic implementation of fiscal and student-centered learning and information management systems in states and districts around the country including New York, Philadelphia, Miami-Dade and Chicago. A hands-on, accomplished sales and sales management leader with an unmatched drive to succeed, Eric has built highly successful enterprise teams and created effective strategies to support them.
Eric is a mission-driven education technology professional and K-12 school reform strategic thinker with a background in Cognitive Science, Business, Software and Technology from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining UPD from PowerSchool in 2019, Eric spent 15 years with Schoology and Apangea Learning. When he isn’t working or coaching, you’ll probably either find Eric with his wife and their three energetic kids in a park somewhere or chasing after his dog.