As President of Nationwide’s retirement plans business, Eric brings more than 15 years of industry experience to his position, currently managing the team responsible for growing Nationwide’s retirement plans operation to nearly $150 billion in assets under management. He is passionate about fostering a culture that embraces collaboration to deliver workplace solutions to Nationwide’s customers that meet and exceed the unique retirement readiness needs of plan sponsors and participants.
Eric previously served as Senior Vice President of Nationwide Retirement Plans Distribution across both the 401(k) and 457 businesses. In this role, he led and grew a national team of 500 associates who were responsible for growing assets and helping more than 2.5 million participants prepare for and live in retirement.
He joined Nationwide in 2006 in life insurance marketing and soon after joined retirement plans marketing, assuming roles of increasing responsibility. In 2007, Eric was named vice president of Nationwide Retirement Plans Marketing for public and private sector, where he repositioned the brand from a product focus to a customer service experience. He acquired a breadth of business experience over the past 25 years serving in leadership roles at Quaker Oats and Warner Lambert, where he managed sales and marketing for consumer-packaged goods and over-the-counter products.
Eric earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He holds the NASD Series 6, 26 and 65 licenses.
Outside of Nationwide, Eric serves on the University of Oklahoma’s Board of Regents. He previously served on boards for the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Finance Department, the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) and the Salvation Army.