With over 35 years of successful leadership experience, Eric launched his executive coaching firm, the Stone Williams Group (SWG), in 2010 to help others become more effective leaders. SWG is a consulting firm specializing in executive coaching and leadership development workshops.
Eric works with companies to help grow the business and strengthen skills of leaders by assessing the environment, gathering pertinent facts and providing attainable solutions for clients to drive results. A much sought after speaker on leadership, Eric conducts leadership workshops across the country on a variety of topics. With experience in Leadership Development, Crisis Management and Development of Strategic Framework, Eric provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise that has helped many executives to improve their overall effectiveness.
In addition to his consulting firm specializing in executive coaching, Eric supports the "Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management" (CESCM) at Howard University in Washington, DC, which is a part of the School of Business' Masters and undergraduate programs.
Eric previously worked as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a boutique public relations firm in Washington, DC. His responsibilities included the effective and efficient management of the strategic planning process, leadership development, human resources, facilities management, information technology, budget and finance.
Prior to that, Eric spent 25 years with American Express Financial Advisors (AEFA), presently known as Ameriprise Financial. Rising through the organization, Eric finished his career with AEFA as a Group Vice President. Eric was responsible for more than 200 Financial Advisors, 33,000 clients and $14 billion in client assets under management, throughout parts of Virginia and West Virginia. He was consistently recognized as a corporate leader in client service and employee satisfaction, while annually meeting his growth objectives.
Committed to the community where he resides, Eric has volunteered for many organizations throughout his career including the New Jersey Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Commission (appointed by the Governor); Trustee at Union Chapel Church in Massachusetts; member of the Board of Trustees at Newark Academy in New Jersey; Habitat for Humanity in Massachusetts; Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Leaguers (a community based organization in NJ) and Commissioner of the Chamberlayne Youth Basketball League in VA.
Eric holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and completed the curriculum for Certification in Financial Planning (CFP) from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, CO. He is a certified executive coach completing the curriculum through Sherpa Coaching and Howard University. Originally from South Orange, NJ, he is married and has two children.