Eric D. Upshur offers more than a decade of accomplishment-laden experience in the finance industry. Driving achievement of the highest priority sales growth, brand development, product launches, market share and operations efficiency goals. He is a high- caliber sales professional, with a background, which exemplifies a successful track record of career accomplishments, which encompasses positions as an Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President, National Product Manager and a Division Sales Manager. Eric managed over 350 employees citywide for more than seven years, right up until the collapse of the Economy.
Prior to banking, he worked in the family Farmers insurance business, where high- level directors and producers grew into his primary clients. These relationships rekindled his passion for the entertainment industry, which led to his ascent into producing. As a result of his path intersected with Martin Lawrence, actor/ producer, he joined the executive producing team to develop and executive produced one of his cable television comedies “Love That Girl”, T V One’s first number one comedy. He is an active member of the Producer’s Guild of America. Eric has been responsible for all levels of executive producing for independent production companies. He brings a proven track record of financial packaging, deal structuring and team management experience from the banking industry. His fierce competitive spirit keeps him current with financial resources and networking, distribution models, the assessment of project profitability, securing talent and brand integration for optimum project marketability and keeping a keen understanding of budgetary goals. His profound ability to move projects from concept to completion has been a key component in his long-term success.
I have been in the industry since 1991.