As soon as Eric talks about the positive effects of data in the changing landscape of higher education, one can’t help but share his enthusiasm for innovation. When he co-founded Campus Labs back in 2001, Eric understood the merits of hard work and how much of it would be needed to drive the budding startup. That drive evolved Campus Labs from its early days as StudentVoice, with a handful of employees and printers, into a leading higher education enterprise solution. Now boasting over 150 employees, Eric maintains it was the continued start-up mindset that kept Campus Labs on the path of innovation as it grew, expanded, and continued to evolve its mission. As President, Eric manages the strategic direction of Campus Labs, evaluating alliances and acquisitions to further enhance the company’s tech capabilities and grow its roster of 1,400 Member Campuses.
Eric earned both his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. While studying at UB, he served as the student representative on the University Council (the equivalent of the Board of Trustees). In 2001, he and Michael Weisman were presented the premiere Henry Panasci Technology Entrepreneur Award for their class project, which planted the seeds for Campus Labs. In 2013, the two business partners shared the George W. Thorn Award, given by the UB Alumni Association in honor of their professional achievements. A dynamic speaker, Eric has taught a course on entrepreneurship for UB’s Undergraduate Academies. He is also a member of the Investment Committee for Z80 Labs, Buffalo’s first internet-focused technology incubator, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Buffalo Zoo. He is a 2015 Business First 40 Under 40 honoree.