Eric Gangloff

Past Chair

Eric J. Gangloff graduated Magna Cum Laude and second in his class from Villanova University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He then joined General Electric Aerospace as a member of their Edison Engineering Program (EEP), a world-renowned technical management training program. He subsequently received Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Management in Manufacturing (MMM) degrees from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, both at Northwestern University, in 1994.

Mr. Gangloff currently serves as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Summit Consumer Receivables Acquisitions, AmeriFirst Home Improvement Finance and SAF Holdings, which together comprise one of the nation’s leading home improvement lenders, consumer loan servicers and acquirers of existing portfolios of performing consumer loans.

Mr. Gangloff has served as a finalist Judge for the Nevada Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition, the Reynolds Tri-State Collegiate Business Plan Competition in 2011 and 2015, and the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.

On July 1, 2014, Eric became a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Board of Directors, a nine-person board serving the needs of EO and its 12,000+ members in more than 140 chapters worldwide and served a three-year term which involved frequent international travel.

On July 1, 2019, Mr. Gangloff completed a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Reno Philharmonic Association, and is currently the Chairman of its Governance Committee, and an Officer as Past Chairman. Eric served on the Strategy, Audience Development, Artistic, Finance and Endowment Trust Committees since 2013. As Chairman in its 50th season, Eric helped formulate an updated Mission, Vision and Values for the Phil, and helped the Board, CEO and staff guide the Reno Phil towards its mission—which is to produce inspirational orchestral performances of the highest quality for diverse audiences, and support exceptional educational, outreach and engagement programs.

On July 1, 2019, Eric joined that the Sage Ridge School Board of Trustees, and on his first day as a Trustee proposed bringing a third grade class to the school, which in a matter of only two weeks succeeded in bringing in 17 new students to Sage Ridge. In the coming year Eric will be the Vice President of the Board, and will be chairing the Leadership Committee. Mr. Gangloff is also a member of the Sage Ridge Head Support committee, and Executive Committee.