In January 2008, Eric Robison joined the lynda.com team and brought with him 25 years of operational and strategic experience working with Internet, technology, media, and consumer product companies. Eric has been actively involved with the Internet since its inception and brings a depth of creative and business expertise to the lynda.com family.
Prior to joining lynda.com, Eric served as president of IdeaTrek, Inc., an advisory group specializing in strategic planning and management mentoring. Previous to his time at IdeaTrek, Eric spent eight years managing and advising on numerous technology and media initiatives in his position as vice president of business development and project development at Vulcan, Inc., (a company owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen). While at Vulcan, Eric served as project director of the Experience Music Project and general manager of Clear Blue Sky Films.
Eric has been playing saxophone and flute professionally for 30 years. Musical career highlights include playing in the TED Long Beach house band in 2012 under the direction of Thomas Dolby, and backing Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, and Annie Lennox for a BBC live television concert at Buckingham Palace.
He has produced a variety of feature and documentary projects, serving as executive producer of Far from Heaven, starring Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid.
Eric has extensive corporate board experience, including five public companies (three with over a $1B market cap) and over 10 private company boards. He served on the board of CNET networks for 14 years until the company was sold to CBS in 2008.