Eric is the Co-founder and CEO of Blockforce Capital, previously known as Reality Shares, an award-winning ETF issuer and index provider. Recently named by Frank Chaparro “as a top crypto pioneer in Business Insider’s bitcoin Wall Street power list” (April 2018), Eric has guided the firm from being exclusively focused on dividend growth strategies to being a trailblazer and innovator in the blockchain technology investment space. Under Eric’s leadership, Reality Shares launched the world’s first passive ETF focused on the global blockchain technology ecosystem (Ticker: BLCN), and the company will be the first to launch a China-focused blockchain ETF. Eric is a frequent blockchain commentator on CNBC, FOX Business, CNN, and The Street, and he is regularly featured as a blockchain thought leader in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report (among other media outlets and publications). Most recently, Eric is guiding the firm to launch a cryptocurrency robo-advisor tool in the second half of 2018, providing an easy-to-use platform for anyone to invest in cryptocurrencies and to manage their cryptocurrency portfolio.
Eric has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 14 years as a Certified Financial Planner practitioner and a Chartered Financial Consultant. Prior to founding Reality Shares, Eric worked at Morgan Stanley, where he built the highly-recognized Ervin Miller Group wealth management franchise. He also worked at Citigroup, Smith Barney, and Morgan Stanley.