Eric has worked at the intersection of brands, technology, and human psychology for more than 20 years. He has held leadership positions for top technology companies such as Google, Spotify, YouTube, and Instagram. Eric entered the business world through the doors of academia, earning his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology prior to running brand and creative strategy in award-winning advertising agencies. He is currently the CMO-in-Residence for Blackbird, a strategy and business innovation firm based in New York City. At one point, Eric wrote restaurant reviews for a small publication in Boston. These days, he enjoys eating way more than writing about eating.