Eric Bartsch is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of VerdeGo Aero, a leader in powertrain systems for the emerging urban air mobility (UAM) market. Over the course of his career, Eric has been responsible for leading innovative teams that have launched billions of dollars of new products across a wide array of industries. He has held executive roles as head of Innovation/R&D/Product Development as well as General Management roles with P&L responsibility for businesses in excess of $250M in sales. He has also taught innovation management and founded a consulting firm focused on developing strategic growth plans and commercialization roadmaps for disruptive technologies. Eric holds nineteen US patents with many more issued to the teams he has led.