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Eric N. Peterson
epeterson@waverly-partners.com

Eric Peterson is a Managing Director and Principal in the Cleveland office. He has 25 years of executive search consulting experience with a successful track record of recruiting top and senior leaders to executive management, finance, information systems, sales and marketing, operations and human resources positions.

He has served Fortune 1000 corporations, hospitals and healthcare systems, privately held businesses and nonprofit organizations. His nonprofit work includes consulting Boards of Directors on their selection of CEO/Executive Director candidates for chambers of commerce, cultural arts and educational institutions, economic development organizations, social and human service agencies and business associations.

Eric's diverse clients include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber
  • Detroit Regional Chamber
  • Ohio Hospital Association
  • Greater Waco Chamber
  • Cleveland Clinic Health System
  • Boulder Chamber of Commerce
  • Association of Washington Business
  • Economic Development Alliance
  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
  • Choose New Jersey
  • Charleston Metro Chamber
  • McWane Science Center

Previously, Eric served as Vice President and Managing Director of the Cleveland office of Stratford Group, a top national executive search firm. He was also the Manager of Executive Search Consulting at Ernst & Young LLP. Eric began his career with recruiting and employment management responsibilities at AmeriTrust Company N.A. in Cleveland as well as training, development and branch office management experience at Star Bank in Cincinnati.

Eric earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Denison University and his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Xavier University. He is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, the International Economic Development Council and the national Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants. In addition, Eric serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Service Alliance in Cleveland.

Eric has frequently presented at industry and university gatherings. His book, "Career Building for the Chamber Professional: The Definitive Guide to Moving Up in the Chamber World," was published in 2005 by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.