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As President and Founder of Smithwise, Eric Sugalski drives processes to attract and retain top talent and great clients, while maintaining an active role in the product development process.
During the first decade of his career as a hands-on design engineer with IDEO and Insight Product Development, Eric focused on surgical instrumentation, robotic systems, and drug delivery devices. When Eric launched Smithwise, he collaborated with technical innovators to translate their lab-based medical technologies into market-ready products. Throughout this process, Eric leveraged his technical background to provide clients with production-ready designs, functional prototypes, and smooth transfers into manufacturing.
Eric now leads business development efforts for Smithwise while maintaining a day-to-day connection to ongoing client projects and his engineering and design teams.
Eric holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a frequent lecturer at MIT Sloan and mentors students from MIT, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Temple University. Eric lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and three children. In his free time he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and catching up on the latest sci-fi TV series.View Team