Eric conducts and performs financial inclusion research at CFI, helping to ensure that research leads to action. In addition to overseeing CFI’s research portfolio on financial inclusion innovation, financial capability, financial health, and digital finance, Eric will focus on stakeholder and industry engagement, partnership development, the CFI Fellows Program, Financial Inclusion Week, and the HBS Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance.
Prior to joining Accion, Eric worked as Research Director at Microfinance Opportunities, where he completed 14 research projects in Central America, South and Southeast Asia, and Southeastern Africa, producing analysis from surveys with up to 30,000 interviews. During that time, he worked on data management tools to increase research productivity, and directed a multi-country team of up to 60 people. He has also worked as a consultant for the U.S. Agency for International Development, a research assistant, and a math teacher.
Eric holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Sciences from the University of Nevada.