Lucy Schultz, Games and Puzzles Designer, Mattel

“While working with Eric at Mattel I learned that he is a very detail oriented and thorough engineer. Eric had a strong ability to follow through on requests. The two of us had a good working relationship to get the best design and engineering combination possible. I do not hesitate to recommend Eric.”

Herman D’Hooge, Innovation Strategist, Intel Corporation

“I worked with Eric Rose during the early years of the Intel/Mattel Smart Toy Lab, from Summer 1998 to Spring 2000. Eric was Mattel’s Product Engineering Manager at the time. He was responsible for the products’ production designs & manufacturing engineering for all products in the Intel® Play™ toy line. This included the flagship QX3 digital video microscope as well as several others. His role was central and far reaching in the overall product development pipeline. Eric had to work upstream with development (toy design, mechanical/ electrical/ software/ packaging engineering), product quality, safety and integration, product planning and marketing, as well as with downstream production and manufacturing, even with Asia. He bridged the Portland, OR and El Segundo, CA Mattel corporate offices by his frequent visits to the Portland Smart Toy Lab.

Eric was thoughtful and very competent in his work, was highly committed to the team’s success, had an excellent professional and personal rapport with his colleagues at all levels of the organization, and possessed outstanding communication skills. I found Eric to be of unquestionable integrity.“

Erick Millan, Creative Director, Cesar’s Way, Inc.

“As the Creative Director of Cesar’s Way, Inc., I’m responsible for overseeing all product design, as well as branding and marketing strategies for the company. I was introduced to Eric at an IDSA event where he moderated a panel titled “Designer as Entrepreneur.” Eric shared with me his expertise as a product innovation consultant, and I was impressed by what he could bring to Cesar’s Way. We then began working together on a pet related product development project in June 2013. After an initial meeting with me and my brother, Cesar Millan, Eric provided a detailed, well-thought out project proposal. He quickly helped to locate a critical component which had been difficult to find and brought in a softgoods designer to provide creative solutions to solve a tough problem we were having. I found Eric to be a good listener and very professional in his work. I look forward to working with him again.”

Jeff Sallee, Inventor

“I’m currently working with Eric on a product licensing project and have been very pleased with his work. I have found him to be a responsive communicator, resourceful in getting things done, knowledgeable about his business, and enthusiastic about his clients and their products and ideas. On my particular project, he has found inroads to licensing opportunities that I wasn’t able to find myself. If all this weren’t enough, he is also a nice guy and a pleasure to work with.”

Susan Leslie, Actress / Inventor

“Eric, thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me and for all your amazing insight, advice, and expertise. You are exactly the person I have been looking for to coach me in this inventing process. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate, not only the content of the invaluable information, but also your kind, clear, and succinct delivery.”

Michael W. Boehm, President, Intellection, Inventor of the George Foreman grill.

“As an inventor, I experience all types of reactions to my presentations of ‘new’ products. Eric has assembled a group of ‘prospects’ that he is pursuing with direct selling tools that he has
developed. Eric always keeps me informed as to ongoing status with his contacts. He is very personable, easy to work with and quite knowledgeable. With all my experience in dealing with invention representatives, Eric has been the most helpful and efficient.”