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As Co-founder and expert operator, Eric brings a depth of operational expertise and experience to the firm. Involved in all aspects of 1219, Eric focuses the majority of his time developing strategic plans, executing implementation within portfolio companies, and managing the firm’s day-to-day operations.

  • Experience in corporate strategy and execution, Big Data analytics, marketing, compliance, FP&A, resource management, and customer service

  • History of hands-on tactical and strategic leadership, with the majority spent at Capital One Financial, a top Fortune 500 Company

  • Day-to-day operational experience overseeing business execution and managing 500 employees across four locations with an upscale hospitality company

  • MBA, finance and entrepreneurship focus, Fordham University Gabelli School of Business

  • BFA in Spanish Language and Literature, business focus, University of Maryland

About me: My first job was washing dishes in my home town’s old-school ice cream parlor, and I still welcome the opportunity to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty

Favorite Quote: “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

Eric Sprehe, Managing Partner

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