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As President and Founder of Smithwise, Eric Sugalski drives processes to attract and retain top talent and great clients.
Eric spent the first decade of his career as a hands-on design engineer focused on surgical instrumentation, robotic systems, and drug delivery devices. When Eric launched Smithwise, he was collaborating with technical innovators aiming to translate their lab-based technologies into product designs ready for the market. During the early days of Smithwise, Eric leveraged his technical background to provide innovators with production-ready designs, functional prototypes, and smooth transfers into manufacturing.
As Smithwise has grown, Eric has shifted from designing products to designing a sustainable business. Many of his efforts are focused on recruiting and developing top talent to meet the demands of the Smithwise clients and their dynamic markets. He is also actively involved in the sales and marketing processes at Smithwise.
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.