Eric is the Chief Investment Officer & Principal of Big Plan Holdings. Eric is a financial acquisitions and operations professional with over $900M in transaction experience across wide-ranging asset types. Most recently, he was the Chief Strategy Officer for a nationwide behavioral health hospital company, Haven Behavioral Healthcare. Where the company more than doubled its revenue and increased EBITDA by 6X. Previously, Russell was CFO for Disruptive Nashville - TN-based real estate development group, CA South - where the firm experienced a growth trajectory of $50M to $400M+ in AUD within two years. Prior, Eric led acquisitions and asset management for the publicly traded, long-term care company, Diversicare, where the company grew from $100M in annual revenue to $550M during his tenure.
In those roles, Eric's responsibilities included investor relations, overseeing underwriting and deal sourcing, management of debt/equity closings, structuring joint ventures, and financial operations. Throughout his career, Eric has consistently proved himself a pivotal agent in scaling high-growth startups, mid-market private equity portfolio companies, and publicly traded companies.
Eric has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon, an MRED (Master in Real Estate Development) from IE Business School (Madrid, Spain), and a BBA from the University of Kentucky.