New York Times Business Reporter
An award-winning journalist, Eric can unpack complex topics and identify the stories behind the numbers.
As a former New York Times business reporter, Eric specialized in making arcane financial topics more accessible with clear explanations, vivid analogies, and the ability to home in on the most compelling insights.
He wrote more than 100 Page One stories and received numerous awards for his coverage – including his contribution to an explanatory series on the 2008 financial crisis that received the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Financial Journalism and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He also led The Times’ coverage of executive compensation, where he helped devise its valuation methodology and develop one of the newspaper’s first interactive graphics. In 2009, Eric was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ list of the 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance.
Eric has also written for Business Week, Fortune, and Inc. magazines and given presentations at the American Bar Association national meeting and many financial services industry events. He has also shared his insights on the news and tips for more effectively communicating economic policy at a number of major colleges and universities – including Harvard, Yale, Wharton and the University of California at Berkeley. Eric appeared regularly as a radio and television news commentator on the BBC, CNBC, MSNBC, NPR and PBS.
Most recently, he worked with the Yale Program on Financial Stability and Brookings Institution to help oversee the editorial content and production of a comprehensive book on the financial crisis, edited by Treasury Secretaries Timothy F. Geithner and Henry M. Paulson Jr. as well as former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. He was also a producer of the documentary about emojis, called Picture Character, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now playing at film festivals around the world.
Treasury Advisor for Policy and Communications
A former Treasury advisor who brings firsthand experience of what policymakers want and need to know.
As a senior advisor for policy and communications at U.S. Treasury Department, Eric drew upon his journalism experience to establish and lead a strategic communications and data visualization team. In this role, he oversaw the development of numerous speeches, policy papers, infographics and other content for Secretary Geithner and his successor, Secretary Jacob Lew. He also worked on several major policy initiatives, including cybersecurity, retirement security, housing, and financial regulatory reform.
Eric earned dual degrees in business and history from The Wharton School and College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a master’s degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. He currently resides in New York.
Here's what our clients say about us.
“I engaged Eric to work on several white papers to support our B2B marketing work. Eric was an outstanding partner at every step – he not only helped us pull together the overarching storylines but also pushed to make sure we had tangible, meaningful examples to underscore our main points. He very quickly delivered high quality drafts and was extremely responsive on revisions, making himself available off-hours and on short notice. The white papers were key tools for our marketing and sales efforts and were very positively received by senior management as well as clients. Eric was a phenomenal partner on these projects, and I welcome the opportunity to work with him again.”
Visa, Director of Global Product and Lifecycle Marketing
“Eric Dash has a remarkable talent for presenting complex material clearly and memorably and a gift for distilling information for data visualization. For our project, in which we undertook a comprehensive review of the U.S. government’s interventions in the 2007–2009 financial crisis, Eric assembled an outstanding team of professional editors, designers, and chart specialists. They not only got the job done – resulting in a book and more than 100 charts in less than a year – but were a pleasure to work with. I’d be happy to collaborate with Eric and Golden Triangle Strategies again.”
Project Manager for The Global Financial Crisis Project
The Brookings Institution and Yale Program on Financial Stability
“Eric has been instrumental in helping us sharpen our messaging and take our brand to the next level. While our business model was obvious to us, it was incredibly nuanced and difficult to explain to outsiders. Eric came in, immediately grasped our concept, and then helped us refine and distill every idea so that our theme was simple, engaging and easy to understand. Outside of just being a tremendous resource, Golden Triangle Strategies was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Golden Triangle Strategies to any company with marketing and communication needs.”
“Eric has an amazing talent to turn the complex and convoluted into clear and concise messaging. His work synthesizing and explaining the complicated conclusions of our team’s financial regulatory analysis helped us garner international recognition as Prospect Magazines US Economic Policy Think Tank of the Year. Writing papers, testifying before Congress, or speaking to the media, Eric has a unique talent to develop and enhance a strategy and message to achieve your goals.”
Bipartisan Policy Center, Director of the Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative
“I thought that writing a white paper on how machine learning applies to fraud management would be daunting, but Eric helped make it easy. The topic itself is fraught with very specialized knowledge that is not easily accessible to the lay person. Over the course of a couple short interviews, Eric was able to quickly digest and comprehend the spirit of the topic and how it applied to our business. His interview style made it very easy to stay focus while still providing context for the topic as a whole. What we ended up with was a white paper that made readily available the information we need to share, while still preserving the sense of sophistication.”
CyberSource, Vice President of Product Management
“CyberSource engaged with Eric to draft a white paper on a very difficult subject: how machine learning applies to fraud management …Eric was key in taking a challenging subject and conveying it in an easily digestible white paper that has been used by our salesforce to explain how we incorporate fraud screening in our solution, highlight our technical leadership, and generate new customer leads.”
CyberSource, Director of Solutions Marketing