Cyber Security Investment Banker
Eric Bell is a Managing Director and Head of Cybersecurity Investment Banking 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 co-led the firm’s strategic investment arm, Merlin Ventures.
Previously, Eric led technology and digital media M&A and investments at Gannett, parent company of USA Today.
Prior to his experience in Corporate Development, Eric held roles as an investment banker at AGC Partners and Clearsight Advisors, a growth equity investor at Blue Delta Capital Partners, and was the Founder & CEO of a financial technology company, YoBucko.com. He started his banking career at Citigroup in New York.
Eric holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from Hendrix College, and he resides in Northern Virginia.