"I enjoy serving as a business advisor to clients--synthesizing difficult concepts and helping them navigate through the technical aspects of international taxation to find a solution that works best for them."
As is not uncommon for Minnesotans, Eric has lived the majority of his life in the state. However, he grew up in a family that was proud of its German and Finnish ancestry and had the opportunity from a very young age to travel, meet the relatives, and enjoy the delicacies and rituals of other cultures. It was perhaps while enjoying a Finnish sauna or a German polka that Eric first decided that he needed to find a career that would continue to fuel his desire for travel and interaction with people from around the globe.
With more than 20 years of global tax experience, Eric served as a Managing Director for GTN before moving into the role of President in January 2023. Previously, Eric was with Ernst & Young, where he headed up their global mobility practice in Minneapolis. Prior to that, he was with KPMG.Proud of top ratings he's received from clients, Eric is known for:
Eric graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with an emphasis in finance. He later earned his MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management with an emphasis in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. A specialist on managing international assignment programs and the related tax, human resource, and payroll matters, he serves as a frequent speaker on international executive topics.
At the end of the day, Eric enjoys spending time with his three children and supporting them in all of their sports and other activities. Eric has a passion for music and has had the good fortune to play trombone in a number of bands and orchestras that have traveled throughout the world.