Eric Nowlin is a Private Equity advisor, and has 35+ Years of World-Class Distribution Leadership, leading over 8500 North American based team members with two premier Fortune 500 companies. He served as a Senior Executive at W.W. Grainger and President of Grainger Canada, and in multiple Executive roles at Maytag Corporation.
He currently reviews dozens of PE deals annually and supports multiple Private Equity and Investment firms on distribution & service businesses. He is currently the operating partner & chairman for SureWerx (industrial tools & safety supplies: The Riverside Company) and has served as an Interim CEO, Chairman, Board Member & Advisor for various private equity / venture capital backed businesses. Other Board Roles currently supported include Svoboda Capital: (Reliable Parts, Appliance Parts Depot), The Riverside Company: (Arrowhead Electrical, Stens Replacement Parts, J&NElectric, Pivotworks, Interparts), Parallel49 Private Equity: (BFG Supply, Questco PEO), Highview Capital / Victory park Capital (American Plastics) and Iris.TV (online Video Programming platform). In addition, he does ongoing work for numerous Private Equity funds, working on specific private equity deals and due diligence, mostly in the distribution space. He also advises institutional investors and hedge funds on the industrial distribution market.