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Co-Founder & Brand Evangelist




Eric, an American and Norwegian national, grew up in Chicago. He has been named one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in the country by Startups Magazine, and amongst Britain's 27 Most Disruptive Entrepreneurs by The Telegraph. His work has featured on over 7 major TV stations, as well as in the Wall Street Journal and the Economist. He has appeared as a guest judge with Lord Alan Sugar on the "The Apprentice" and cooked together with Tana Ramsay on UKTV's Market Kitchen.

In 2007 he co-founded Chilango, serving fresh Mexican food in both London and Manchester. At 11 sites and growing Chilango has been voted London's best burritos by Zagat, Harden's, Time Out, and The Evening Standard. It has been described by Elite Business Magazine as "arguably the most exciting fast food company of the decade" and profiled as one of the "Best New Chain Restaurants Around the World" by Conde Naste Traveler. Chilango has also successfully crowdfunded over £15 million in debt and equity making it the most successfully crowdfunded restaurant chain in the world. You can view Chilango's last crowdfunding video here.

Before Chilango Eric helped build up Skype in its early days, served as the MD of a Norwegian non-profit focused on stimulating entrepreneurship, and started his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.