Before leading Activision, Eric built and led the world-renowned advertising agency Deutsch LA, where he served as CEO/Chief Creative Officer. He built the agency from just 10 employees into a national powerhouse with clients such as Volkswagen, Sony PlayStation, DirecTV, HTC, Dr. Pepper and Snapple. Eric was named Creative Leader of the Year by the Advertising Agency Association twice, was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement, was named one of the ten most influential people in marketing by Advertising Age and one of the 50 most creative people in business by Creativity Magazine.
Eric is currently an investor and advisor in early stage, world-positive companies. He sits on the Advisory Boards of Beta Technologies, Masterclass and Up Partners, to name a few. He sits on the Boards of The XPrize Foundation, UCLA’s School of Arts and Architecture. He has also created numerous ad campaigns for non-profits including UCLA’s Hammer Museum, the Democratic National Committee and The Holocaust Museum. He is also an accomplished singer/songwriter.