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Eric is an Entrepreneur, Product Manager, and Producer focussing on interactive media. Eric's experience in the games' industry is extensive, and he has experience in many disciplines. He led a team of 10 and secured over €500,000 in investments at Stolen Couch Games. Eric was the COO at Steam Data Suite, and he secured over €400,000 in angel investments to start the business. Eric believes in user-centric processes and Agile methodologies to build products and guide the team. He is known for his openness in communicating with all stakeholders.  He is an active member of the development community and advises and invests in promising startup.

Ronimo Games 2022 — Ongoing

Senior Producer

The company hired Eric as their senior producer to lead their production department. Eric implemented a product management model that helped Ronimo deal with a complex development environment.

Fors Venture Capitalist 2021 — Ongoing

Member of the Expert Panel

Eric reviews investment opportunities and providing feedback for Belgium's €18 million venture capitalist fund.

Steam Data Suite 2019 - 2022

Chief Operating Officer

Eric co-founded this analytics company and served as its COO for 2.5 years. He was responsible for designing and implementing procedures for many aspects of the company, including hiring, finance, investments, and implementing agile methodologies.

Talespin 2017 — 2019

Senior Vice President of Product Management 2019 — 2019

Eric oversaw the direction and success of the enterprise product. These exist of VR and AR software for insurance and other clients. He steered the development efforts towards user-centric approach to add value for the clients.


Head of Talespin Studios 2018 — 2019

As Head of Talespin Studios, Eric led operations, production, and business development for Talespin’s entertainment division. Eric converted prospects into clients to generate revenue for the company while leading the operations.


Product Manager / Senior Product Owner 2017 — 2018

As the Product Manager, Eric was responsible for transitioning the team towards a recurring revenue model. He was also the product owner for multiple products.

Stolen Couch Games 2010 — 2021

Founder, CEO, Product Manager

A game development studio that focuses on games as a service. The titles that were released include Castaway Paradise and Castaway Home Designer. Eric was the company's leader for almost a dozen years until the studio was sunset.

Highlights

  • Secured over €500.000 in VC investments
  • Released 6 multi-platform games with millions of downloads

Ronimo Games 2017

Consultant Product Manager

When Ronimo's hit game went free to play, the studio hired Eric to help the transition. He helped implement an actionable analytics solution and helped steer the product backlog to smoothly launch the game.

Green Light Bundle 2012 — 2015

Founder

The company promoted games to increase revenue for developers, by selling bundled software for a pay-what-you-want price.

Vanguard Entertainment Group 2010

QA

Early in his career as a quality assurance specialist, Eric worked on a EA published console game.

Filmtheater 't Hoogt 2018 — 2022

Member of the Supervisory Board

As a member of the supervisory board, Eric monitored the management of the company.

Dutch Games Industry Slack 2015 — Ongoing

Founder

The largest community for game developers in The Netherlands. With over 1,000 active members and growing.

Games as a Service / Free to Play meetups 2015 — 2019

Organiser

Developers come together to listen to lectures and share all revealing information about the performance of their products.

Utrecht School of the Arts 2007 — 2011

Art & Technology
Bachelor

Scrum.org

Professional Scrum Master I
Certification

Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT)

Score: 97 percentile
Cognitive test

Webby Award nomination 2019

Shepard Fairey AR - Damaged
Art & Experimental

Product Management

  • Problem Solver
  • Agile / Scrum
  • User-centric design

Management

  • Team Leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business development

Traits

  • Radical Candor
  • Transparent
  • Team player

Misc

  • Gaming
  • Making coffee
  • Networking
English
Fluent
Dutch
Native
German
Basic

Applied Technology

  • VR/AR/MR
  • Data informed Design
  • Blockchain

Other

  • Gaming
  • Cocktails
  • Minimalism

I had the pleasure of working with Eric and his team on the concepting, design and launch of an app for one of our premiere properties at Nickelodeon. Eric’s account management skills and thought leadership are stellar - he always provides honest and strategic assessments when changes in scope or other challenges were encountered. The app is by far one of the slickest and high quality we have delivered to date and that is due to Eric and his team’s talent, standard for excellence and amazing attitude. I would love to work with Eric again and highly recommend him if you are looking for high quality work product and seamless day-to-day account management.

— Nicole Rivera Lebedowicz, Vice President, Global Franchise Planning at Nickelodeon

Eric is an excellent leader and an awesome colleague. Never afraid to voice his opinion, at all levels, but a good listener as well. His hands-on approach and influence on culture make his team deliver the best of their abilities. He is always there to coach if needed, and brings out the best of individuals. Eric is intelligent, a hard worker and up to date about the industry he is working in. He works structured and organized and never misses a deadline.

— Astrid Verheij, People and Operations Manager, Talespin

Eric has a clear image of what he wants to accomplish with his work. Strong minded, but never afraid to change plans if needed. He has an ability to quickly figure out complex things and thus a very good problem solver.

— Selma Oors, Stolen Couch Games

When I worked with Eric, he astonished me with his leadership skills, evergrowing knowledge, and tireless attitude. His emphasis on 'teamwork' is inspiring. I was able to deliver our projects successfully, thanks to his vision and hands-on approach. He took many initiatives on creating a healthy, well-organized, and transparent work environment for everyone, which I applaud. His sharp analytical mind compliments his sense of business and marketing, and he will make the tough calls if needed. Above all, he is honest, funny, and one of the smartest I know - I'd work with him again in a heartbeat.

— Astrid Huntjens, Producer Talespin

Steam Data Suite SaaS

COO

A data analytcs platform for game developers and publishers.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Power Up! Mobile

Product Owner

An AR-controlled mobile game aimed at promoting the new TMNT cartoon series.

Shepard Fairey - DAMAGED Mobile, Gear VR. Vive, Oculus

Product Owner

VR and AR art exhibition featuring the works of Shepard Fairey.

Rampage VR Mobile, Desktop

Producer

The game puts the player in control of giant beasts to promote the release of the film.

Geostorm Mobile, Desktop

Product Manager

A turn-based puzzle game set in a world of devastating natural disasters.

Castaway Paradise Mobile, Desktop, Console

Designer, Product Owner

Free to play, subscription supported (and premium on some platforms) life simulator.

Castaway Home Designer Mobile

Designer, Product Owner

Spin-off game in the popular home decoration genre.

Ichi Mobile, Desktop

Designer

One button puzzle game includes level editor with over 100.000 user made levels.

LETRZ Mobile, Facebook, Web

Designer

Turn-based multiplayer word puzzle game.

Kids vs Goblins Mobile, Mac

Designer, Product Owner

Casual action RPG where kids have to save their baby brother from the evil goblin king. Apple's Editor's Choice.

Chime Multiplayer Desktop

Designer

Proof of concept for a multiplayer variant of an existing puzzle game IP.

Gatling Gears Consoles

QA

Top-down shooter published by EA on consoles.

Awesomenauts Desktop, Consoles

Game designer

2D side scrolling MOBA that sold millions of copies.