Eric Mattson is a Seattle-based entrepreneur who spends his free time studying social media, traveling the world in an effort to perfect his Spanish & Chinese, running long distances, napping frequently and drinking great coffee. Prior to his current gig, he was a freelance marketing & strategy consultant. Before that, he managed direct marketing, marketing research, and marketing analytics for SanMar, a fast-growing and award-winning clothing wholesaler located near Issaquah, WA. And before SanMar, he as an analyst at Lake Partners, a boutique strategy consulting firm in downtown Seattle. He is a proud graduate of the Honors Program at the University of Washington. While there, I earned dual degrees in Business Administration and Mathematics thanks to scholarships from Washington State and Intel. He also "cut his teeth" with internships at Intel, Henley Management College (UK), Gear.com (now part of Overstock.com) and the Investment Banking Group of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray.