Eric Blue serves as the chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Valler Holdings Corp., a global conglomerate located in Washington, DC. with additional offices in London and Abu Dhabi. Under Eric Blue’s guidance, Valler Holdings makes investments in publicly traded and privately held operating businesses through the use of equity, structured equity and to a lesser extent, debt instruments. The company targets investments in businesses run by quality management that operate within industries that have a "reason to exist" and are resistant to obsolescence.
Prior to taking on his current leadership role, Mr. Blue spent time as a corporate associate at two international law firms , where he gained significant experience representing publicly traded and privately held companies in M&A, capital markets and corporate governance matters. Mr. Blue also worked as an investment banker at global investment bank in its New York office where he provided strategic advisory services to privately held and publicly traded consumer product companies. In addition to his legal and advisory experience, Mr. Blue was also the founder of a private investment platform that ran both a control investing strategy as a a SMID Cap Value liquid equity strategy that collectively managed over $650mm in capital.
Eric Blue studied law at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with his juris doctor in the top 10 percent of his class. Over the course of his legal career, he has served as a member of several professional groups and community organizations, including the J. L. Turner Legal Association, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, the City of New Orleans Board of Liquidation, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the New Orleans Museum of Art.