Eric Essary is Managing Director of EBSCO Capital, LLC. He is responsible for the overall management of the group as well as sourcing and executing new investments and advising existing portfolio companies. He spends the majority of his time identifying new investment opportunities, evaluating potential investments, structuring transactions, managing due diligence, negotiating transactions, and working with portfolio company management teams on add-on acquisitions strategy and execution.
Eric has been actively involved in a number of EBSCO Industries’ portfolio companies including EBSCO Information Services, S.S. Nesbitt, IMAGEN Brands, EBSCO Research, and Grand View Media.
Prior to joining EBSCO, Eric served in an operating role with Mars, Inc., one of the world’s leading food manufacturers known for its chocolates and candy, pet care, food, and drink products. Eric also draws on his background in investment banking and private equity developed at Wells Fargo Securities (legacy Wachovia), Houlihan Lokey, and Harbert Private Equity Funds.
Eric holds a BA in Economics from the University of the South (Sewanee) and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys golf and following the trials and tribulations of Tennessee Volunteer football.