Eric brings nearly a decade’s worth of experience leading demand-side research projects in financial inclusion to his role as Senior Director of Research. He oversees a portfolio of research projects examining consumer financial behavior and its determinants and leads CFI’s workstream on the role of financial services in helping low-income communities mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Prior to joining CFI, Eric served as research director at Microfinance Opportunities. While there, he led numerous research projects — including nearly a dozen Financial Diaries studies — examining financial inclusion and its intersection with energy poverty, labor conditions, and smallholder farmers, among other topics. In addition, Eric analyzed the transaction data of numerous large financial service providers to identify insights that influenced policy, product, and service development. Prior to working in financial inclusion, Eric worked as a high school mathematics teacher.
Eric holds a master’s degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from the University of Nevada, Reno.