Erik is an expert investor and dealmaker with nearly two decades of global capital allocation and transactional experience, over 15 years’ experience in M&A, and more than 12 years of nonmarket proprietary deal flow expertise. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of M&A at Harvest Health & Recreation, where he was also responsible for real estate. Since 2010, Erik has been deepening his domain expertise as Founder and Manager at Calaveras Capital, LLC, a value-oriented, SPAC-focused investment management firm specializing in CPG, medtech, fintech, and multi-state cannabis operators. Prior to entering the cannabis industry, he served as the VP and Director of Strategy at BNY Mellon and VP of Corporate Development and M&A at E*Trade Financial Corporation, where he focused on fintech investments and acquisitions. He holds a B.S. in International Relations from Syracuse University, earned his MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and is a CFA charterholder.