Eric Eckardt

Eric Eckardt

Entrepreneur, Investment Banking and Real Estate Executive

Location
Luxembourg
Industry
Internet

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Eric Eckardt's Overview

Current
  • Vice President / General Manager at Hubzu.com
Past
Education
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Eric Eckardt's Summary

A versatile financial professional and accomplished entrepreneur with over seventeen years experience comprised of working on Wall Street in Investment Banking and launching new online business ventures.

Since departing Investment Banking in 2004, Eric has launched several startup companies including an online real estate brokerage firm, mortgage company, high-end retail brand (eCommerce), online crowd funding platform and advisory financial intermediary working with companies in raising capital through direct public offerings.

Specialties: Real estate, investment banking, and entrepreneurship with proven results in corporate development, sales, and strategy. Sound financial background as a credit trained financial analyst with former transaction experience in senior bank financings for acquisitions, mergers, leveraged buyouts, and joint ventures for Fortune 500 and middle market companies.

Eric Eckardt's Experience

Vice President / General Manager

Hubzu.com

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; ASPS; Financial Services industry

October 2012Present (2 years 1 month) Luxembourg

Responsible for market penetration, growth and profitability of the eCommerce platform, Hubzu.com, an online real estate marketplace that has sold over 100,000 residential homes since inception. Hubzu is the first effective online transaction platform to buy and sell homes online.

Lead cross functional teams in the United States and India that spans across product, development, marketing, operations, sales and corporate development. Followed Lean project methodology in developing and launching new businesses while shaping and executing our growth strategy.

Hubzu was named to HousingWire RETech:50 as one of the top technology real estate firms.

Founder & CEO

Eckardt Holdings, LLC

March 2004October 2012 (8 years 8 months)

Launched several startup companies, with his primary focus on strategic business planning, organizational development, and executing organic and acquisition growth strategies.

Companies founded included retail eCommerce business, private mortgage company, online disruptive real estate brokerage firm (Inman News Most Innovative Real Estate Start-up Finalist), crowd-funding platform recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek, and an advisory financial intermediary working with companies to raise capital.

Eckardt ultimately withdrew a direct public offering with the Securities Exchange Commission to join Hubzu.com

Assistant Vice President

ABN AMRO INC.

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry

August 2000March 2004 (3 years 8 months)

Member of the Syndicated Finance team which raised floating rate capital for Fortune 500 and middle market companies to finance acquisitions and leveraged buyouts, fund capital expansion projects, and to supply working capital for corporate issuers across a number of industries.

Assistant Vice President

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry

March 2000August 2000 (6 months)

Worked in Leveraged Finance managing deal teams on the buy-side which consisted of managing, identifying, and obtaining internal approval for private equity sponsored transactions to participate in the senior debt component of the financing for leverage buyouts, acquisitions, and recapitalizations.

Senior Analyst

JP Morgan Chase

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JPM; Financial Services industry

19962000 (4 years)

Modeled, pitched, structured and executed, as part of a deal team, transactions in corporate finance and capital markets. Also completed a three month intensive, graduate level training program with modules in accounting, corporate finance, market dynamics, credit and risk analysis, and financial projection modeling.

Eric Eckardt's Certifications

  • Credit Trained Financial Analyst

    • Chase Securities, Inc. (JPMorgan Chase)
  • Advanced Corporate Structuring

    • ABN AMRO INC.
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker - New York

    • 10491201452
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker - Florida

    • BK3259475
  • Leadership Program

    • Chamber of Commerce

Eric Eckardt's Skills & Expertise

  1. Business Development
  2. Investment Banking
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Strategic Leadership
  5. Corporate Finance
  6. Start-ups
  7. Real Estate
  8. Social Media
  9. IPO
  10. Strategic Planning
  11. Mergers & Acquisitions
  12. Investment Properties
  13. Disruptive Technologies
  14. Contract Negotiation
  15. Private Equity
  16. Management
  17. Finance
  18. Capital Markets
  19. Joint Ventures
  20. Structured Finance
  21. E-commerce
  22. Marketing
  23. Venture Capital
  24. Executive Management
  25. Acquisitions
  26. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  27. Strategy
  28. Strategic Partnerships
  29. Sales

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