Eric Ball is a technology finance professional, investor, and board member. He currently serves as General Partner for Impact Venture Capital, which has made several technology investments. He also chairs the Audit Committee at SoundHound, a publicly-traded leader in voice AI.
Until May 2016, Eric was Chief Financial Officer at C3 AI, a now-public company revolutionizing the use of big data to make the Internet of Things more efficient.
From 2005 to 2015, Eric served as Senior VP & Treasurer at Oracle, one of the world’s premier technology companies. While there he was named one of the 100 most influential people in finance by the editors of Treasury & Risk Magazine. Prior to joining Oracle, Eric served in various finance roles at Flextronics International, Cisco Systems, Avery Dennison, and AT&T.
Eric holds a PhD in management from the Drucker-Ito School, as well as masters degrees from the University of Rochester and a BA from the University of Michigan. He is the co-author of the nonfiction book Unlocking the Ivory Tower (released in April 2016 in Japanese language version), and author of the 2022 novel Silicon Galaxy, and has taught at three universities as well as online.