He was born and raised in Friendswood, Texas, a suburb in the Greater Houston area. Eric earned his B.B.A. at Texas A&M University. He then pursued both his J.D. and M.B.A degrees from Texas Tech University. While in law school, Eric was awarded the Judge Ken G. Spence scholarship for demonstrating “dogged perseverance, the ability to adapt to adversity, and a sheer force of personality and charisma” throughout his law school career.