Ambassador for Imerman Angels for MA hospitals
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Born and raised in Western MA. At age 17 Eric went into the US Military serving in both Naval Aviation and Army Special Operations and was medically retired after breaking his back in a parachuting accident. Eric is combat decorated, serving in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Uphold Democracy, and other Joint Operation Endeavors Internationally as a specialist in communications and project management.
Eric attended college while in the military and finally finished his studies remotely studying both Organizational Management and Psychology as a double major at Ashford University.
With over 25 years senior level management, utilizing his military experience and education Eric has held many corporate positions from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and many in between managing positions as department head and as a senior executive. Currently Eric owns a recruiting company, focused on placing engineers nationally in the US.
Eric’s corporate strengths are teambuilding, project management, recruiting operations, business development, corporate growth, market acquisition, market studies and strategic development of talent.
As a cancer survivor, Eric was diagnosed in 2003 with a rare genetic disease, Familial Multiple Polyposis (FAP) which has led to both colon and rectal cancer. Both cancers were treated through major surgeries, genetics, and 3 separate pilot programs for “anti-chemo” treatments that led to 1 FDA approval for advanced onset of FAP. In 2015 Eric was diagnosed with Testicular cancer and underwent surgery and once again made it through his cancer without having chemo. Eric has been treated and is well connected at the following hospitals: Multiple VT and TX – Veteran Administration (VA) Hospitals, Boston -Brigham Women’s Hospital, Harvard, Dana Farber Cancer Center, Florida – Shands University, Moffit Cancer Center and Chicago – University of Chicago.
Eric has sat on many panels and boards for economic development communities nationally and has been part of The LiveStrong Foundation as a state leader and lobbyist, speaking at the Florida Senate, US Senate and White House. Eric has sat on panels for Stupid Cancer, Annie Appleseed Project and spoke at organizations and conventions nationally for cancer awareness and other cancer related causes. Currently Eric is an Ambassador for Imerman Angels and sits on the board for the Testicular Cancer Foundation.
When not running his company or working for cancer foundations Eric spends his free time sailing and participating in outside sports and athletics.