Eric graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001, and received a degree in Finance and International Business. He studied in Spain in 1999 at the Universidad de Alicante in the Valencia region. Eric was selected for an Evans Scholarship; awarded for Academic
Achievement, Character and Leadership. He began his career at the CBOT by working summers during his college years and in July of 2001 started working for McGathey Commodites as a Broker Assistant.