Erik Anderson

President, WestRiver Capital

Mr. Anderson, age 58, has been President of WestRiver Management, LLC since 2002.  WestRiver is a private investment company that provides integrated capital solutions for the global innovation economy.

He is Executive Chairman of TopGolf, Inc. a global sports entertainment company.   Mr. Anderson received the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his work at TopGolf.   In addition, Mr. Anderson is on the Board of Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA), an energy management company, and serves as Chairman of their Finance Committee.  He is also the Executive Chairman of Clario Medical, Inc., a SAAS based radiology process management company.

Mr. Anderson is the founder of America’s Foundation for Chess, which serves 150,000 children in the United States with its First Move curriculum.

From 1998 – 2002, Mr. Anderson was CEO of Matthew G Norton Co., a private investment company.  In addition, his experience includes tenures at the private equity firm of Frazier & Company, LP, and Vice President at Goldman, Sachs & Co.  He holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree (Cum Laude) in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College.