Eric Bell

Managing Director at Progress Partners
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Eric is the Managing Director at Progress Partners. Eric joined Progress in 2022 after spending 15 years as an investment banker, strategic buyer, investor and entrepreneur. Before joining Progress, Eric led Corporate Development at Merlin International, a cybersecurity software distributor to the Federal Government, and was a Principal for the firm’s strategic investment arm, Merlin Ventures. Previously, he led technology and digital media M&A and investments at Gannett, parent company of USA Today.