Eric is the Co-Founder of Beagle Bioproducts, along with Dr. Stephanie Smith, and already considers this accomplishment one of his career highlights. He began his career in public accounting after graduating from the University of Michigan, gaining valuable experience for working with growing companies. Eric worked initially as the Controller of, and eventually the Treasurer for an air freight company located at Detroit City Airport, which led to his being recruited into Airnet Systems, an Ohio based company that operated over 150 aircraft on a national scale. As Airnet’s CFO he was responsible for all financial reporting, human resources, as well as legal and banking relationships, with involvement in all strategic decisions as the company grew by 400%+ during his tenure. Eric helped direct Airnet’s successful $90 million+ IPO, leading to an eventual listing for the company on the New York Stock Exchange. He was the head of the Audit Committee on Airnet’s Board of Directors subsequent to this offering, in addition to being involved in all strategic planning, acquisitions and divestitures initiated by the company during his tenure.