Eric Woodward, Chief Corporate Development Officer
Eric Woodward is chief corporate development officer for Early Warning, facilitator of information sharing between financial institutions to enable a collaborative, comprehensive view of industry fraud. He provides strategic analysis of new business opportunities and leads any company M&A activities. Woodward also established the corporate development functions for Early Warning in 2009 in support of the company’s strategic objectives.
Woodward has more than 20 years of corporate finance, M&A and consulting experience with technology and financial services companies including six years with Bank of America. While working as an executive at Bank of America, he made that organization’s initial investment in Early Warning, eventually representing Bank of America on Early Warning’s Management Committee. It was during his tenure as a Management Committee member that Woodward led the repurchase of First Data Corporation’s remaining equity. He also created Early Warning’s initial corporate development strategy.
Prior to joining Early Warning, he co-founded Bank of America’s Strategic Investments Group, where, as a managing director, he invested more than $1 billion in financial services-related companies. Prior to Bank of America, he was an executive in the technology Investment banking group at Credit Suisse, where he oversaw the completion of more than $6 billion of financings and acquisitions.
Woodward earned undergraduate degrees in Finance and Accounting from the Leeds School, and earned his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his CPA from the state of California.