Entrepreneur, Investment Banking and Real Estate Executive
Eric Eckardt's Overview
- Vice President / General Manager at Hubzu.com
- Founder & CEO at Eckardt Holdings, LLC
- Assistant Vice President at ABN AMRO INC.
- Assistant Vice President at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
- Senior Analyst at JP Morgan Chase
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
Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; ASPS; Financial Services industry
October 2012 – Present (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 2004 – October 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
Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry
August 2000 – March 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
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry
March 2000 – August 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.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; JPM; Financial Services industry
1996 – 2000 (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
Licensed Real Estate Broker - Florida
- Chamber of Commerce
Eric Eckardt's Skills & Expertise
- Business Development
- Investment Banking
- Strategic Leadership
- Corporate Finance
- Real Estate
- Social Media
- Strategic Planning
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Investment Properties
- Disruptive Technologies
- Contract Negotiation
- Private Equity
- Capital Markets
- Joint Ventures
- Structured Finance
- Venture Capital
- Executive Management
- Cross-functional Team Leadership
- Strategic Partnerships
Eric Eckardt's Education
Eric Eckardt's Additional Information
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- Honors and Awards:
Inman News | Most Innovative Real Estate Startup Finalist in 2012
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