Eric Trimble JD, MBA

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- Legal/General Counsel
- Corporate Development

Eric Trimble is an Executive and Lawyer with a strong history of using his broad skill base and experience to design and execute creative solutions to complex business and legal issues – on a global scale.  His career has included the leadership of corporate development, strategic planning, legal, risk management and finance functions, and he has experience doing business on site in over 40 countries.  Eric is a citizen of Canada and the US and he has lived and worked in both countries.

Helping companies grow through strategic transactions has been a major focus of Eric’s career.  He has successfully led more than 70 acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions in 32 countries across 6 continents.

The breadth of Eric’s legal and business experience extends across industries and companies – from Harlequin Enterprises to The Molson Companies and its chemical specialty businesses Diversey Corporation and Novamax Technologies, to Bass Hotels, to contract CFO / CAO to a number of technology start-ups in Atlanta, to the Technical Standards & Safety Authority, and as a consultant to companies based in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan.

Eric uses his multidisciplinary back ground to identify and capture the key strategic benefits in a project or transaction.  In multiple industries, he has led all aspects of corporate development projects, from target identification through business integration to ensuring that every business benefit has been achieved and that all down side risks have been minimized. Eric’s business career has included:

  • Leading all aspects of important strategic growth projects and programs, across a variety of industries and around the world
  • Identifying, structuring and managing relationships with key strategic partners, including co-investors, suppliers and customers
  • Negotiating a wide variety of complex commercial contracts around the world
  • Restructuring corporate organizations to meet evolving business needs, while optimizing finance and tax objectives
  • Creating and leading important corporate functions, including corporate development,
  • strategic planning, legal, risk management and finance
  • Securing new equity and debt finance to support corporate growth
  • Designing and implementing innovative customer and franchisee finance programs to support business growth and profitability
  • Negotiating a wide variety of technology and trade mark license arrangements, both inbound and outbound, around the world
  • Structuring complex real estate finance programs and projects, including sale / leaseback, synthetic leases, and tax-optimized asset financing
  • Managing the resolution of environmental issues in multiple jurisdictions
  • Managing global intellectual property portfolio s
  • Managing relationships with important government authorities

Eric holds a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business.  H e is a member of the Ontario Bar and the Association for Corporate Growth.

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