Eric Carl is a Managing Director for Focus Management Group bringing over 20 years of experience as an accomplished financial executive to our FMG team. He has direct experience in a variety of industries including trucking, packaging, manufacturing, machining, behavioral healthcare, importing and distribution, manufacturing and private label support, agriculture, and staffing services.
Eric is focused on assisting clients in developing cash flow forecasts and managing cash. His ability to work with client information and train staff in monitoring cash flow performance has been critical to FMG clients and their future success.
Eric has served as CRO in the agricultural sector and is familiar with the specifics of cooperative accounting methods, as well as the unique aspects of dealing with agricultural entities and cooperative stakeholder management.
Prior to joining FMG, Eric worked as a Senior Project Manager to facilitate changing the behavior of companies through critical path methodology. He streamlined the manufacturing process and codified sales process for a corrugated box manufacturer, resulting in a 125% year-over-year increase in EBITDA. Additionally, he designed and implemented a production based incentive plan for a company, which resulted in a 45% increase in productivity over the course of six months.
Eric was an Executive Vice President for a Florida-based organic waste company during which he led the company in growing revenue over 75% during his tenure and streamlined the financial reporting and logistic systems. Eric has served as CFO for a healthcare services portfolio company and was involved in behavioral substance abuse facilities.
During his time as a Public Finance Investment Banker with Bear Sterns & Co., Inc. and Raymond James and Associates, Eric spearheaded the structuring and pricing on nearly $5 billion of debt capital markets transactions and executed nearly $1.5 billion of Senior and Comanaged debt capital markets transactions as the lead banker supervising ten investment bankers.
Eric received his MBA from the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University. Eric also served our country as a captain in the US Army.