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Founder and Co-CEO of IAG Research (acquired by the Nielsen Company, lead investors include Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners). Following the sale of IAG, Alan became a venture partner with Greycroft and served on the Board of Directors of AppAnnie, VIZU, WorkFusion, Netsertive and Harris Interactive. Alan and Eric formed Peak Opportunity Partners in 2011. Investments prior to PEAK include Maker Studios (acquired by Disney Studios), VIZU (acquired by Nielsen) and App Annie.
Alan is an expert in marketing as well as enterprise and SAAS sales. Op-ed's by Alan have been published in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, BSFS
Harvard Kennedy School, MPP
NYU School of Law, JD
Founder and President of IAG Research (acquired by the Nielsen Company, lead investors include Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners). Following the sale of IAG, Eric was an Entrepreneur in Residence with Bessemer. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of ISpot.tv and Stella Service.
Eric is the former Global Head of Interest Rate Options for Credit Suisse and Director of US Government Bond Options for Merrill Lynch.
An expert in technology and finance, Eric actively codes in six languages.
Syracuse University, BS Computer Science