I have always been fascinated by how things work and how to make them better. I was fortunate to have parents that continually challenged the status quo and were both incredible innovators in their own right. I believe there should be no limits to human thought and its application to build and to create.
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower"
Currently, Eric is the CTO and digital officer of startup Strax Technologies Inc. Prior to Strax Technologies, he was CIO for Chico’s FAS Inc., and CIO for Tommy Hilfiger Inc. where he had worldwide responsibility for the company’s IT operations. In both of these positions, he drove innovation in the areas of eCommerce, multi-channel and omni-channel retailing, in-store experience, digital marketing strategies, behavioral mapping, big data analytics, and the creation of joint-development partnerships with Google, Apple, and Samsung to name a few.
Before making the move into retail, Eric was with Raytheon Company, where he created and led their multi-billion dollar worldwide e-commerce business. Eric was also VP and CIO for divisions of Honeywell Aerospace and Honeywell Automotive (formerly AlliedSignal). After Tommy Hilfiger was sold to Apax Partners in 2006, Eric launched his own firm, where his client list has included Microsoft, AOL, Computer Associates, Airstream, Zales, Robert Marc, Intermix, and many, many others.
He is passionate about innovation and information in all its forms, and has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career for innovation and achievement in technology and business, and most recently was named CIO of the year for 2015, and a CIO 100 recipient in 2014.