Eric TaylorCEO at Trident
Eric Taylor is the Founder and CEO of Trident. As Managing Partner of the firm Mr. Taylor oversees day to day operations, the Investment Team and is actively involved in portfolio management. He also leads the firm’s Investment Committee and makes final decisions on all additions to the portfolio.
Mr. Taylor began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he spent 4 years in the Special Situations Group, focused primarily on lower and middle market companies. After Goldman and prior to Trident, Mr. Taylor was a Portfolio Manager (credit) and Originator (equity) at Brightwood Capital, a lower-middle market asset manager that invests debt and equity primarily in companies with $5 million –$75 million of EBITDA. Mr. Taylor personally originated and built a $400million portfolio at Brightwood, oftentimes raising side-pocket capital from current Trident Limited Partners.
Mr Taylor holds an AB from Harvard University with Honors and is a CFA Charterholder.