Eric Frickel


Better today than yesterday, better tomorrow than today.

— Jim Harbaugh, Head Football Coach, University of Michigan

The Forward

Eric was given a soccer ball at age three and it never left his feet, going on to play at the University of Michigan. Forward motion remains Eric’s way of life. He has completed 4 marathons, 5 half marathons, 1 half ironman, and Olympic and sprint triathlons. His intensity, passion, and straightforward style also play well at work. As principal, Eric finds leaders to enable businesses to go further than they ever could imagine. Big on team work, he believes excellence can only be achieved with everyone pulling in the same direction — forward. 

Eric leads board, CEO, and C-suite searches for transforming businesses and private equity sponsors. He believes passionately that people are the most critical component driving success in business. As principal, he is responsible for creating recruiting strategies to identify the best and brightest candidates and assessing them for immediate and long-term fit within clients’ organizations.

Eric has 15 years of experience in executive search, private equity, and Big Four accounting. Most recently, he was managing director of a firm responsible for private equity, venture, corporate development, and strategy searches. Prior to this, Eric formed and managed the private equity search practice for an Atlanta-based search firm.

Previously, he performed restructuring consulting at Huron Consulting and M&A investment banking at top middle market investment banking group Duff & Phelps. He began his career at Ernst & Young where he gained a strong background in accounting and M&A due diligence.

Eric resides in Greenwich, CT with his partner Nikola, kids, and two cats, one who adores him and the other who wants to scratch his eyes out. On weekends, he can be found running or cycling along the shore and cheering on the kids at their soccer and football games.


University of Michigan, B.S. Business, Accounting, and Business Management