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Erik Ross

Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital

Erik Ross, Head of Nationwide Ventures

Erik Ross leads Nationwide’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Venture Capital teams in Corporate Development. In his role, he oversees Nationwide’s acquisition, divestiture and joint venture transactions as well as the more than $350M that Nationwide has committed to invest in early stage companies to create strategic insights and accelerate current and future capabilities.

Erik’s background spans Fortune 100 companies, early stage technology startups and the public sector. He was also an executive-in-residence at the MIT Media Lab and has 50 issued patents.

Erik earned a BSBA from Bloomsburg University with a minor in Philosophy and a MBA from Penn State University. On the evenings and weekends, you’ll find him coaching NICA mountain biking and he likes to relate nearly any situation to an 80s/90s comedy.