Outstanding communication skills that strengthen customer loyalty. Decades of experience in domestic and international business development, cultural challenges, and being able to converse in many languages. Excels in managing a variety of projects effectively. Works well in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
Leader, Entrepreneur, Problem Solver
Eric is a lifelong learner, problem solver, and do-er, who has dedicated much of his life to being an entrepreneur and innovator, inspiring and leading the people around him, to create jobs and disrupt a variety of industry sectors. He is creative, and unconventional, though with conservative & ethical values.
University of London (Certificate of Proficiency in English & Literature) London, England, UK
DeLeon Liberal Arts College in Richmond, England, UK
Studies, Coursework (Finance) at Georgia State University GA, USA, Europe & online
Work Experience & Skills
1982 – present, a combination of:
Employee Experiences, Entrepreneur Experiences, Hospitality, Sports, and Professional Speaking
Bank Employee + Military Service
Business Owner + Serial Entrepreneur
Language Specialist + Professional Speaker
Seasoned Professional, Officer + Board Member
Global Traveler + Accomplished Amateur Athlete
Trade, Import, Export, and International Consulting
Mr. de Groot is a multilingual (4 plus languages) avid athlete (skier and completed 19 marathons) who participates in all sports, a self-starter, trustworthy, responsible, adventurous, enjoying international travel, who was appointed, recognized [award winning] published, and is a punctual executive, with four decades of business experience. Married in 1991 and am the proud father of an accomplished & successful daughter & son.
Interesting Things About Me
Skier (3 years old – present skiing mostly in Europe and Colorado and Utah, USA)
Skied with the Dutch Ski Team in 1979 Val D’Isere, France (22nd in the Slalom and downhill finisher)
Completed 19 marathons including Athens, Greece, Berlin, Germany, Turin, Italy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Jerusalem, Israel (2019) New York, Boston, Orlando, Nashville, Huntsville, Atlanta, GA, etc.
Diplomatic, disciplined, old school, team player, accountable, devoted, and passionate problem solver.
Language skills include native Dutch, fluent English, German, and basic French (some Italian & Spanish)