Eric Breese is an Investment Manager at Evonik Venture Capital. His responsibilities include deal sourcing, investment due diligence, strategy development, and portfolio company support. He serves as a Board Observer for a portfolio company. He brings a strong financial foundation to evaluating opportunities with strategic relevance to Evonik. Eric joined Evonik in 2006 and has held positions in Germany and the U.S. within the Advanced Intermediates Business Unit and Corporate Finance. Prior to his current role, he served as Director Innovation Americas leading the global external growth activities for the business unit. Successful projects in Asia, Europe and the Americas resulted in acquisitions, relationships with startups and growth stage companies as well as university research projects supporting external growth of the Business Unit.
Before joining Evonik, Eric worked held various positions including Chief Administrative Officer (legal), Vice President of Operations/Controller (high-tech & services) and consulting. His professional career began with 8 years in Public Accounting working in Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firms.