Co-Founder & Managing Director
Advisor and Board Member Positions:
- Co-Founder / Advisor to ACTEcelerator
- Peoplocity – Advisor
- Golfler Holdings Corp – Board Member
- Data Exchange – Board Member
- Level 8 – Board Member
- Tenant Tracker – Board Member
- Kush Bottles (KSHB) – Board Member
Eric Baum brings over fifteen years of experience in advising Executive leadership teams across a spectrum of industries, ranging from well-established Fortune 50 companies to emerging ventures. In his concurrent roles as Co-Founder and Managing Director of Solidea and Managing Director of its affiliate, Acquis Consulting Group, Eric leverages his extensive management and operational consulting expertise to guide companies in areas such as business and corporate strategy, market positioning, growth and scale strategies, board governance, financing / trajectory management, partnering frameworks, risk evaluation, and more. He also serves in several advisory and Board of Director roles for public and private companies such as Kush Bottles, Tenant Tracker, Level 8, Data Exchange, and Golfler, supporting the full spectrum of needs from idea conception through expansion and growth strategies. In addition, Eric co-led the development of the ACTEcelerator program, a leading industry accelerator that focuses on the corporate travel market and is a joint venture between Solidea and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), a leading travel trade association. The ACTEcelerator program focuses on emerging travel companies that offer the potential of innovation and transformation to the industry.
Eric has always been extremely entrepreneurial, and in addition to advising companies on how to get to the next level, he himself founded and leads a rapidly growing real estate investment firm operating in several U.S. markets. Eric is also actively involved in the venture capital arena as an angel investor and participant in several investment-focused groups, such as the Charlotte Angel Fund. In the venture world, Eric is a frequent speaker and plays an ongoing role in evaluating prospective ventures, nurture and advising portfolio companies, and develop optimal investment structures. His exposure to companies across all stages of development and breadth of knowledge in the venture space position him well to provide unique perspective and challenge the status quo when needed.
Eric is formerly Series 7 and 63 licensed, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University, where he graduated Valedictorian and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest national business honor society, and Omikron Delta Kappa, the highest leadership society.