Erik Brooks

Erik Brooks

Founder and CEO at Ethos Capital
Joined on December 11, 2019 – United States
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Erik Brooks is the founder and CEO of Ethos Capital, a private investment firm that focuses on companies in which technology can be used to automate, optimize and transform traditional business models into faster growing, more efficient organizations.

Prior to founding Ethos, Mr. Brooks was a Managing Partner and head of the Heritage Fund at Abry Partners, where he helped lead the firm and invest in a variety of industry verticals, including software, business services, media, healthcare IT and insurance services for 20 years.

Mr. Brooks serves on the Board of Advisors of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and the Advisory Board of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital. As an active alumni advisor for Harvard Business School and Brown University, he spends time with students helping them think about life after academia and how their contribution can make a difference in the world. Previously he served on the boards of the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston and the President's Advisory Council on Internships at Brown University.He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Brown University.

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What's Next for Ethos

Since last fall, Ethos has actively engaged with ICANN and .ORG communities regarding our proposed acquisition of Public Interest Registry (PIR). Through that process, we demonstrated our desire to ensure that .ORG continues and thrives as an exemplary service for the mission-driven community. ICANN has now declined to consent to the proposed change of control of PIR. more

Accountability Initiatives to Secure a Strong Future for .ORG

Last fall, when we put forth our bid to acquire the Public Interest Registry (PIR), our announcement - made jointly with PIR and its parent, the Internet Society - was met with questions. We took them seriously and made a conscious effort to engage with representative members of the .ORG community to deepen our understanding. We found that a consistent message was that the commitments made by Ethos since this fall addressed most of the community's issues, but there was a question as to whether they were enforceable and if so, how? more

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