Eric Woodward, group president of risk solutions, leads the Early Warning risk product line. Woodward’s team is currently focused on the safety and soundness of the company’s Zelle® payments network as well as its legacy authentication, identity and regulatory products. He plays a key role in the company’s acquisitions, including Authentify®, Payfone® and, most recently, clearXchangeTM, and he has been instrumental in driving Early Warning’s growth strategy. Woodward is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of leadership experience in corporate finance, M&A and consulting with technology and financial services companies.
Woodward joined Early Warning in 2009 to oversee Early Warning’s strategic development initiatives. Prior to joining Early Warning as an employee, Woodward served on the company’s Management Committee as a representative of Bank of America. While working as a managing director at Bank of America, he facilitated the financial institution’s initial investment into Early Warning. He also co-founded Bank of America’s Strategic Investments Group where he invested more than $1 billion in financial services-related companies. Prior to Bank of America, he led the technology investment banking group at Credit Suisse and oversaw the completion of more than $6 billion of financings and acquisitions.
Woodward holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, an M.B.A. from the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and a CPA license.