Eric joined Trez Capital in 2017 and is responsible for origination activities and managing the origination team for Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan) and to support origination activities in the Pacific Northwest of the US.
Eric joined Trez after having spent 7 years at BMO Bank of Montreal, most recently as Vice President Commercial Banking where he led a team of lenders with an aggregate portfolio of $850 million. Prior to this, Eric was a Commercial Lender with BMO. Both roles provided extensive real estate transactional lending experience (including high leverage financing and joint offerings with mezzanine lenders) as well as diversified industry lending experience (LBOs, MBO’s, private equity, working capital and cross border loan underwriting for clients in the insurance, manufacturing, financial services, transportation, logistics, resource and agricultural sectors). Prior to this, Eric was a Senior Account Manager at a leading manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical and nutritional products where he managed a portfolio of national accounts.
Eric holds an MBA (Finance) from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia. He is also actively involved with the United Way of the Lower Mainland’s Finance Cabinet.