About Me

Eric is the President of Thrillist, the preeminent men’s lifestyle publication, helping guys live fun lives through recommendations about how to spend their time and money.

More about Thrillist Media Group:

Thrillist Raises $54 Million, Splits Off E-Commerce Unit
Thrillist Media Group Raises $13 million – Business Insider
They Get Dudes to Shop – Crain’s New York
Inc. Ranks Thrillist Media Group Top Jobs Creator in Media in 2012
Social Commerce IQ Study Places JackThreads in the Top 10 of Internet Retailers
JackThreads was Internet Retailer’s Fastest Growing Retailer in 2011

Prior to joining Thrillist, Eric was the Chief Financial Officer of The Huffington Post, a leading online media company that combines news, blogs and a highly engaged social community.  Eric was the CFO of The Huffington Post through the sale of the company to AOL for $315 million in March 2011.

More about The Huffington Post:

Betting on News, AOL is Buying The Huffington Post – New York Times
Huffington Post Unique Visitors Surge to 28 Million – TechCrunch
Huffington Post Pitches Itself As A Social Media Company – Ad Age
Huffington Post Buys Adaptive Semantics to Keep Up With 100,000 Comments A Day – TechCrunch
Success Secrets Revealed From The Media Startup On Steroids – Business Insider

Prior to joining The Huffington Post in May 2009, Eric served as the Chief Financial Officer of TheStreet.com.

Eric joined TheStreet.com in May 2006 from Text 100 Public Relations, a global technology PR firm with over 25 offices and 500 employees worldwide. He joined Text 100 in 1997 as the North American finance manager and went on to hold positions of increasing responsibility that included Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to his tenure at Text 100 Public Relations, Eric earned his CPA license while working in the areas of tax and audit at both Canby, Maloney & Company and Kenneth Leventhal & Company.

Eric taught a two part Digital Publishing Financials course in 2011 for the NYU Center for Publishing’s graduate degree program. Through close examination of the financial statements and digital properties of various digital publishing businesses, this course explored digital publishing business models, with a particular focus on how revenue is generated, and the cost implications and organizational structures that must be considered to build a profitable and sustainable digital publishing business.

Eric received his BBA in Accounting from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1993.