Erik has spent most of his life working and living in Asia, following his first visit to Japan in the mid-1980s. Prior to founding SCRIPTS Asia, Erik was the Regional Director of Japan & Korea Markets at FactSet Research Systems for more than a decade. Erik has also developed relationships with many of the largest vendors and exchanges in the Asia Pacific region, including the Nikkei Group, with whom SCRIPTS Asia is partnered.
Erik attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where he earned a B.A in Japanese Language and International Politics & Economics. Erik also studied at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and is fluent in Japanese.