Eric Bovim leads McBee|Gibraltar, the strategic communications solution within McBee Strategic formed in January 2013. Eric is also a member of the leadership team at McBee Strategic.
Eric co-founded Gibraltar Associates in 2007. His vision was to offer clients bespoke programs to grow their businesses and to use communications creatively to solve complex marketplace challenges. That philosophy propelled Gibraltar from a two-man start-up to an award-winning communications agency that joined the prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. in August 2012. PR Week has named Eric one of the top “40 under 40” PR professionals in the country.
During his career, Eric has counseled clients across an array of industries, working with market leaders like Google, Merck, Gilead Sciences, Dole Food Company, NASDAQ and private equity interests. He brings extensive experience in working with companies on transnational litigation matters, high-stakes public affairs campaigns and crisis communications.
Eric began his career as a foreign correspondent as a reporter for Dow Jones Newswires in Madrid. He served as an on-air analyst for CNBC Europe, covering telecommunications and Internet stocks, and his articles were published in the Wall Street Journal. He later joined the Reuters Madrid bureau. After leaving journalism in 2001, Eric served as communications director for U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana). In 2002 he joined DCI Group, one of the nation’s largest public affairs firms.
Eric lives in Virginia with his wife and three children. A native of the Washington area, he is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and holds a B.A. in English from College of the Holy Cross.