President & Publisher
Launching his career in Rome as an advertising sales executive for Variety magazine, he quickly rose to become international sales director through his focused commitment to the international film and television community. Eric created new entertainment platforms for Variety and THR, launched a daily festival television program with RAI international, supported film festivals with daily festival magazines in Cannes, Dubai, Pusan and many other festivals.
As Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and Vice President of Nielsen’s Entertainment Group, he led these companies through transformational expansion, redesign and globalization and launched multiple digital products. Tasked with developing all commercial aspects of the Hollywood Reporter brand, he led it successfully through the challenging economic environment of 2008 to increase its value when it was sold to Guggenheim Partners in 2009. He also launched a daily THR New York edition of the national daily print magazine.
Eric joined Nielsen Business Media in London as Senior Vice President, Managing Director, International, heading all its global entertainment brands including The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.
Prior to Nielsen, Eric served as Vice President and Managing Director for Reed Elsevier’s entertainment business magazine group, overseeing Variety magazine’s European, Middle East and Asian operations. He published the Variety Cannes dailies and several other festival dailies. He was Publisher of Variety China and its Beijing- based domestic market strategy.
Eric’s “start-up” entrepreneurial life began when he was brought on board Vivendi Universal in Paris to develop a European, multi-access, direct marketing, advertising sales and content company. He launched five Vivendi Universal digital companies throughout Europe, integrating content and distribution technologies. This was followed by a line of successful start-up companies.
Eric was born in Orléans, France, and grew up in Europe. He has worked professionally in Rome, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles.