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Eric has more than 20 years of experience in the North American Source-to-Pay business and is a globally recognized speaker on the trends and emerging technologies that seek to re-define the future of global business commerce. As Senior Vice President and General Manager of North America, he is responsible for ensuring Basware exceeds the expectations of customers in helping them realize success both locally and globally.
Eric is an accomplished SaaS executive, whose passion is to help industry professionals and growing organizations understand the maturing Source-to-Pay space, streamline complex financial processes, resolve challenges that plague back-office functions, and navigate a rapidly changing area of business that continues to evolve with more technology and innovation.
Eric received his B.S. degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was recognized as a 2017 “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
In his spare time, he coaches soccer at the Charlotte Soccer Academy.
COMPANY NAME: Basware
JOB TITLE: Regional Head
INDUSTRY: IT & Telecommunications
SVP and General Manager, Basware North America
January 2016 - Present
Basware is the global leader in networked Purchase-to-Pay solutions. With the world's largest open commerce network at the core of our product offering, Basware helps customers simplify operations and spend smarter to support growth, create a competitive advantage, and extract more value from the supply chain.
As the General Manager of Basware in North America, my primary focus is aligning our organization to exceed the expectations of our customers in this region so they can realize success both locally and globally. I support our customers in navigating the complexities of a global business environment (e.g. - tax & compliance requirements), communicating what they need to know about important trends and emerging technologies (e.g. - machine learning & AI), and opening the door for them to connect with more business partners, industry advisors and experts to achieve their strategic goals. As the champion of the North American market, I introduce global practices to help companies here be as efficient as their global counterparts and influence standards and regulations that shape the future of business commerce.
University of North Carolina
B.S. of Business Admin
1993 - 1997