Born and raised in Sarasota, Eric went to college in the Midwest but was drawn back to the sunshine and opportunity offered in his hometown, accepting his first accounting job with Kerkering Barberio in 2004. He’s celebrating his fifteenth year with the Sarasota accounting firm this year and was promoted to shareholder in 2018.
Eric was initially drawn to the accounting profession because he enjoyed business and seeing what makes companies successful, but today, his greatest sense of accomplishment comes in serving many of the area’s not-for-profits. As the father of three children, he sees the value that these organizations bring to our community daily through their hard work to make Sarasota a better place.
As for the future with his own organization, Eric understands personally the importance of drawing talent to our area and developing future leaders from within. He’s proud to do his part in continuing Kerkering Barberio’s mission to assist clients in achieving their personal, business and financial goals.