Eric is the Director of Sustainable Sourcing for Monsanto, starting his career in September 2016. Eric works with various stakeholders in the food value chain around sustainabile sourcing challenges, solutions, developments, and ideas. He works with farmers, national and regional commodity boards, as well as consumer goods companies, food manufacturers, retailers, and NGOs, with an end goal of providing sustainable food sources to consumers globally. His main initiatives are creating a platform to sustainably source commodity crops, potentially certifying these crops on a global level for food companies worldwide, as well as building campaigns to speak to consumers about how their food is grown and produced across the value chain.
Eric began his career in pharmaceutical sales for Pfizer. After various roles, he moved into account management for cranial staplers with Covidien, followed by a role as regional account manager for Kimberly Clark in their spinal and knee division. After 16 years in healthcare, he made the transition to agriculture to develop a sustainable future for the production, sale, and consumption of food.
Eric has a BS in biochemistry from University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Masters in International Business from St. Louis University.