Eric McAlpine

Eric McAlpine

Eric McAlpine

Founder & Managing Partner

Eric McAlpine is highly passionate about technology and innovation having spent over 18 years in the technology sector as a strategic advisor, investor, entrepreneur, engineer, and evangelist. Prior to founding Momentum Partners, Eric was a Managing Director with Blackstone and co-founded Blackstone’s Silicon Valley advisory office leading their Cybersecurity & Internet advisory practices globally.

Eric advises a global client base of leading public and emerging private Cybersecurity & Internet companies and also works extensively with companies in the Enterprise Software and Mobility sectors.  Eric has prolific domestic and cross-border experience to include Mergers & Acquisitions and all forms of Private and Public Equity & Debt raising.  In 2010, Eric was recognized by Steve Schwarzman with the CEO Star Award and featured along with his deal work in Blackstone’s 25th anniversary Annual Report for extraordinary contributions to the firm.

Prior to Blackstone, Eric was a Vice President with Citi leading their sector coverage in Security & Internet.  Before his career on Wall Street, Eric served his country as a Captain in the Air Force where he was honored as the ‘Junior Military Engineer of the Year’ in 2000 for his contributions to the Joint Strike Fighter.

Eric earned an MBA with Distinction from Northwestern where he was a 2-year Fetzer Scholarship recipient.  He also earned a BS Civil Engineering from Purdue University on full-tuition Air Force ROTC Scholarship and an MS Engineering Management from the University of Dayton where he was a Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute Scholar.

Eric lives in San Francisco with his wife Cora, daughter Coralie, and their dog Ginger.  When he’s not advising entrepreneurs, CEOs, or the Boards, Eric enjoys golf, all things food and wine, spending time with his family, and is an avid world traveler.