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Eric J. Weiss, a Certified Financial Planner™ PROFESSIONAL, is founder serves as Brightscape's Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Weiss' background and industry contacts expose him to the latest ideas in finance which he then formulates into customized strategies to benefit his clients. Mr. Weiss's investment experience ranges from managing hundreds of millions of dollars for institutional pension funds to smaller amounts for retired teachers. Prior to founding Brightscape he directed the business development activities of J. P. Morgan Chase's Global Asset Management and Private Bank Division in northern Latin America. Previously, Mr. Weiss was a senior executive at Citicorp's corporate finance group in New York and Latin America.

Mr. Weiss earned his M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago where he interned at the Center for Research in Security Prices (Chicago, IL) under the direction of Professor Myron Scholes, a Nobel Prize recipient for his work in option pricing. Prior to his studies at Chicago, Mr. Weiss earned an M.A. in economics from Columbia University where he wrote his thesis under the direction of Robert Mundell, also a Nobel Prize recipient for his work in international monetary economics.

Mr. Weiss holds the Certified Financial Planner™ designation, a Series 65 investment advisor license and is a member of The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). Eric has been named one of "America's Top Financial Planners" by the Consumer's Research Council of America.

In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling, gardening, college football/basketball and hanging out with his mini-dachshund Reece. Eric's recent book "Becoming Financially Literate: The Basics You Never Learned in High School" explains the financial principles you need to know and prosper.