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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Investment Banker

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Home
Favorite Quote:
Life Is Good. God Is Better.

Birthplace

Born:
5/6/1964
Birth Location:
Columbus, Ohio

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Investment Banker

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Home
Favorite Quote:
Life Is Good. God Is Better.

Birthplace

Born:
5/6/1964
Birth Location:
Columbus
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Biography

Investment executive Eric Devon Carmichael was born on May 6, 1964 to Albert Leroy and Rosanne Brown in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Northland High School in Columbus in 1982. Carmichael then graduated with his B.A. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986.

After college, Carmichael was hired as the senior vice president for Pryor, McClendon, Counts, & Co. investment firm, where he worked for 15 years. Carmichael founded or cofounded several firms that specialize in training, marketing, investments and real estate development. He cofounded New Millennium, Inc. (NMI) in 1995, a strategic consultative and marketing company. In 2004, Carmichael cofounded the Gideon Development Partners, LLC (GDP), an independent real estate development firm. Both NMI and GDP have been active in the rebuilding of Central Ohio’s urban communities. The GDP group acquired the Gateway Building in Columbus, Ohio’s landmark King Lincoln District. NMI has acquired dozens of properties in Columbus’ central city, making improvements, upgrades and renovations for prospective first time homebuyers.

In addition to his entrepreneurial and community development ventures, Carmichael served as a principal for Greentree Brokerage, a full service investment company, from 2000 to 2005. A year later, Carmichael was hired as senior vice president for Pacific American Securities.

In all, Carmichael had a total of more than 25 years in the investment banking and securities industry. During this time, he served clients throughout the United States, Caribbean and in countries in Africa and Western Europe. These clients included corporations, governmental entities and institutional investors. Carmichael assisted various entities in raising nearly $20 billion of capital. These funds were utilized to finance, projects such as airports, highways, housing water and wastewater projects, stadiums and convention centers.

He served as treasurer and trustee for the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Urban Growth Corporation. He was the former Director of Columbus Housing Partnership, Community Shelter Board, Neighborhood House and was a trustee of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Carmichael passed away on August 5, 2012 at age 48.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Eric Carmichael's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Eric Carmichael lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Eric Carmichael describes his maternal great-grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Eric Carmichael remembers his maternal grandfather
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Eric Carmichael talks about his mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Eric Carmichael describes his mother's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Eric Carmichael talks about his paternal grandmother, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Eric Carmichael talks about his paternal grandmother, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Eric Carmichael talks about his family history
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Eric Carmichael describes his father's education and career, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Eric Carmichael describes his father's education and career, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Eric Carmichael talks about how his parents met
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Eric Carmichael describes his likeness to his parents
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Eric Carmichael describes his earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Eric Carmichael describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Eric Carmichael remembers his childhood activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Eric Carmichael describes his early school experiences in Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Eric Carmichael recalls his return to Second Avenue Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Eric Carmichael describes his early experiences of discipline, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Eric Carmichael describes his early experiences of discipline, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Eric Carmichael remembers the desegregation of the Columbus Public Schools
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Eric Carmichael remembers Columbus Alternative High School in Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Eric Carmichael describes his high school activities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Eric Carmichael recalls his decision to attend the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Eric Carmichael describes his mentors at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Eric Carmichael talks about the Penn Relay Carnival
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Eric Carmichael talks about the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Eric Carmichael describes his friendship with Ralph R. Smith
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Eric Carmichael recalls graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Eric Carmichael remembers his business partner, Ralph Sturdivant, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Eric Carmichael remembers his business partner, Ralph Sturdivant, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Eric Carmichael talks about Kenny Gamble
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Eric Carmichael describes his return to Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Eric Carmichael recalls his introduction to the housing bond industry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Eric Carmichael describes the Columbus Housing Partnership
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Eric Carmichael recalls his career with Pryor, McClendon, Counts and Co.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Eric Carmichael remembers the founding of New Millennium, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Eric Carmichael talks about his role in the redevelopment of Columbus, Ohio
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Eric Carmichael describes the Greater Columbus Arts Council
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Eric Carmichael talks about his work for Pacific American Securities, LLC
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Eric Carmichael describes his business philosophy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Eric Carmichael remembers a lesson from his first boss
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Eric Carmichael reflects upon his experiences of growing up in an impoverished community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Eric Carmichael remembers the subprime mortgage crisis
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Eric Carmichael describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Eric Carmichael describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Eric Carmichael reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Eric Carmichael reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Eric Carmichael talks about his parents' support
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Eric Carmichael describes how he would like to be remembered