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Eric W. Golden

Eric Golden is an investment banker, entrepreneur, and advocate for those coping with pancreatic disease. After being diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis in 2012 and witnessing the often-tragic toll of the disease, he decided to make fighting such conditions a life focus. He is a co-founder of Mission: Cure, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for pancreatitis within 10 years; Chairman of the Collaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Education and Research (CAPER); and a board member of the National Pancreas Foundation. He has testified in front of the FDA and regularly speaks to patients, physicians and researchers about his experience with pancreatic disease.

Professionally, Eric is the Founder and Managing Director of Fluential Partners, a boutique investment bank, Chairman of mobility startup Exokinetics, and a board member of several other ventures. Previously, he has served in roles ranging from CEO of a startup to General Counsel of Panavision and the Washington Football Team. Eric earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Brown University.