Eric Esteves is a consultant and social entrepreneur with a diverse set of experiences and interests. In his consulting capacity, he provides strategic advisory, capacity-building, leadership coaching, and project management services for a range of clients. Currently, Eric co-directs LeadBoston, an experiential professional development program focused on socially-responsible leadership and corporate social responsibility for mid-to-senior level leaders. As a social entrepreneur, Eric helps cultivate a robust ecosystem for entrepreneurs of color to grow their businesses and deepen their impact. He launched his own start-up enterprise, Hella Black Trivia™, in 2015.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Eric was the Director of the Social Innovation Fund at the Boston Foundation. In that role, Eric led the grantmaking, best practice convening, community engagement, federal reporting, research & evaluation management, and compliance monitoring for a portfolio of grantees focused on postsecondary success via an intrusive advising intervention model known as transition coaching.
Prior to joining the philanthropic sector, Eric was an educational technology expert in both K-12 and higher education. Eric holds a M.S. in Information Systems and a B.S. in Business Administration and Management Information Systems; both from Northeastern University. He is a graduate of several continuing education and leadership development programs; including LeadBoston, the Initiative for Diversity in Civic Leadership, the Community Enrichment Fellows Program, Oiste, and the Commonwealth Seminar.