Eric began his career as corporate lawyer with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in the firm’s Washington, DC office where he advised telecom and technology companies on corporate transactions and regulatory matters. He also served as Senior Counsel at AOL where he brokered numerous technology deals and online advertising transactions. Prior to founding megree, he was a business development executive at Gerson Lehrman Group where he was instrumental in helping to drive revenue which helped GLG grow into a $1 billion enterprise.
Megree has developed a patent-pending technology that shows how everyone is socially connected. Most people are unaware of the true reach of their social graph, despite the proliferation of social networking sites. Megree’s goal is to provide a holistic view of their connections and the strength of those connections, working beyond the constraints of proprietary networks. Their goal is show how we are all connected, breaking down the existing social web silos. Based in Washington D.C., megree launched in 2010 with the goal of providing social relevance and context for various causes. This was done with the belief that individuals are more likely to donate their time and money if they understood how closely they were connected to the beneficiary. The need for relevance and context extends not just to individuals but also to enterprises, small businesses, and political campaigns. To address these needs, the company launched its Enterprise solution megreePro.
A MindShare Class of 2010 Alum, Eric graduated summa cum laude and as Valedictorian of his class at the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of University of Virginia School of Law. Eric serves on the Board of Directors of the Choral Arts Society of Washington.