Eric P. Bloom is a keynote speaker, author, and consultant on IT careers, professional branding for IT technologists, and an expert in
IT leadership training. As a former CIO, he brings a unique perspective and understanding on these issues,
as well as what motivates IT professionals to succeed.
Today, Eric P. Bloom is the president of Manager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in Information Technology (IT) leadership development.
He also has a weekly column called "Your IT Career" in ITWorld.com where he advises IT professionals on how to build rewarding careers.
Via this column, he shares his advice on topics such as career growth, how to deal with managers, career direction, what certifications
to take for career advancement, and more.
Eric also keeps a pulse on the IT industry, especially current and evolving IT megatrends such as cloud computing and virtualization,
and provides insights on how these will affect IT management and individual careers.
Prior to founding Manager Mechanics, Eric held senior IT leadership positions at The Boston Company Asset Management,
Monster Worldwide, Independence Investments, and Fidelity Investments.
Eric began his career as a software developer and moved up through the ranks to CIO, providing a keen understanding of IT management and careers
from the bottom up. As they say, "He walks the walk."
Eric has undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Bentley University and an MBA from Babson College. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Bentley University and Boston University.