Eric Eve

Eric Eve
Eric Eve

Board Member

Eric Eve is Co-founder and CEO of Ichor Strategies.  He is a veteran public policy strategist with extensive experience in government relations, regulatory affairs, and finance in New York, Washington, D.C. and internationally. Having held senior roles in both the public and private sectors, he is well-known as an effective, knowledgeable and insightful counselor with trusted professional relationships around the globe. He has managed community relations matters in 23 cities around the globe and 43 in the U.S. Prior to launching Ichor in June 2015, Eric worked as a managing partner at Finsbury, a strategic communications firm, where he led the public affairs practice. In this role, Eric developed successful strategies for major corporations. He served as a critical advisor in AstraZeneca’s defense against Pfizer’s $118 billion proposed buyout, Verizon’s acquisition of Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless, and Walgreen’s merger with Alliance Boots.

Prior to March 2012, Eric led New York City’s Chief Fiscal Office as first deputy comptroller.

Charged with ensuring the fiscal health of the city, he directly managed the Accounting, Asset Management ($119.9 billion on June 30, 2011), Audit, Claims, and Prevailing Wage organizations for the city, in addition to the Contract and Public Finance bureaus of the comptroller's office. As the primary architect of New York’s largest sale of debt to European investors (October 2010) and Pension Investment Reform Plan (October 2011), Eric developed innovative approaches to some of New York City’s most significant challenges.

From 2004 to 2009, Eric served as senior vice president of Citigroup Global Community Relations. In that capacity, he advised major lines of business on qualitative risks facing the franchise globally, while leveraging their resources to address local needs. Under his leadership, Citigroup implemented pioneering global programs focused on proactive outreach. This approach, especially when proactively engaging critics of the financial services sector, was particularly successful in the acquisition and disposition of major assets.

Prior to joining Citigroup, Eric served as vice president of government relations for Verizon Communications (1997-2004), where he managed Verizon’s federal legislative efforts before the Clinton administration and United States Senate. Verizon underwent three significant mergers during this period, and Eric led efforts before state and federal officials to complete each transaction. He managed Verizon’s public policy relationship with labor unions and coordinated industry efforts to establish a new national broadband policy.

Eric served as special assistant for political affairs to President William Jefferson Clinton (1995-1997). In that capacity, he advised the President and First Lady on matters affecting the northeastern United States and African Americans nationally, and represented the White House before both constituencies.

He has managed several winning federal and state political campaigns, including Clinton for President 1996, northeastern United States – general; Gore for President 2000, New York State – primary; McCall for Governor 2002, New York State - primary.

Eric serves on the Vestry of Trinity Wall Street and boards of Union Theological Seminary and Graduate School of Political Management (George Washington University). He previously served on the boards of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and Brooklyn Public Library.

Eric received his B.A. from Hobart College and holds a Masters degree from Baruch College. He is married to Dr. Felicia Stenhouse, and they, with their three children, live in Brooklyn, New York.

 
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