Co-CEO & Co-Founder Chilango
Eric has been named one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs in the UK” by Startups Magazine, and among “Britain’s 27 Most Disruptive Entrepreneurs” by The Telegraph. His work has featured on over 7 major TV stations, as well as in the Wall Street Journal and The Economist. He has also appeared as a guest judge on The Apprentice.
Eric has worked with and led high-performing teams at McKinsey & Company, Skype, and Chilango. As a Certified High-Performance Coach, he helps ambitious entrepreneurs and leaders reach their highest potential, via www.ericpartaker.com. Eric is also the co-founder and CEO of Chilango, which has been described by Elite Business Magazine as “arguably the most exciting fast food company of the decade” and profiled as one of the “Best Chain Restaurants Around the World” by Conde Naste Traveler. To help fund Chilango’s growth Eric created the “Burrito Bond” which Inc Magazine said, “is quite possibly the cleverest scheme for raising capital in the history of small business”. Chilango is also the most successfully crowdfunded restaurant chain in the world.
Prior to Chilango Eric helped build Skype’s multi-billion-dollar success story, served as the Managing Director of a Norwegian non-profit focused on stimulating entrepreneurship, and started his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.