Eric is currently an Executive Vice President of Omnicom Group Inc. where he has global responsibility for corporate finance and treasury activities, principally to provide funding for the corporation in such forms as public market debt and equity, private bank loans and commitments, commercial paper, and leasing. Omnicom Group is a Fortune 500 strategic holding company that manages a portfolio of global market leaders in the disciplines of advertising, marketing services, specialty communications, interactive/digital media, and media buying services.
Prior to joining Omnicom Group, Eric was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of True North Communications, another strategic holding company in the industry, with financial responsibilities for a portfolio of marketing services companies. Eric was a member of True North’s Pension Investment Committee.
Eric’s extensive experience as a banker provided him with executive opportunities at Omnicom and True North. Eric was a Managing Director of Global Relationship Banking at Citigroup where he was responsible for marketing a full range of corporate and investment banking products to clients in the media and communications sector, including advertising agencies, marketing services companies, professional sports leagues, cable broadcasting and programming, television and radio broadcasting, telecommunications, and publishing. Eric has over 25 years experience in areas such as strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, rating agency management, foreign exchange, cross-border investments, hedging, credit risk, leasing, and financial reporting.
Eric serves on the Finance Committee of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA), the industry’s trade association, and on the Board of Directors of AAAA Benefits Inc.
Eric is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics, majoring in accounting and a Master of Business Administration, majoring in management. Eric and his wife, Paula, reside in Princeton Junction, NJ with their three children. Their son, Jared, graduated from Plymouth State University in 2006.