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I want to be my own boss, and be in control.
Paypal, FaceBook, Zynga, Groupon
Frustrating = not all members of the team/investor group are working towards the same goal
Rewarding = when you see the product you can see your fingerprints on it
Underestimate importance of good people and preciousness of cash
Team is most important attribute for success
Maintain focus on building great company/product and rest will follow
It will take more time/cash/work/etc than you had expected to be successful
Eric is the founder of Gladius Capital Group, providing transaction advisory services and interim C-level leadership for companies of $5 - $50 million, and over his career has led or advised on acquisitions or divestitures totaling nearly $12 billion. Prior to Gladius he co-founded and served as the President and CFO of FastFind.com, an online lead generation company that he successfully sold to Bankrate, Inc. Prior to that he held corporate development roles at Providian Financial Corporation, a subprime consumer lender, and USI Insurance Holdings, a middle market insurance broker roll-up. Eric earned his BA from Southern Illinois University and MBA from San Francisco State University.