Meet the Coach: Eric Smith
Eric Smith is the founder of The EKS Group, LLC, and creator of The Financial Literacy Coach and The Money Game Literacy Programs.
Eric is a nationally acclaimed financial literacy presenter with the expertise needed to teach others how to succeed financially. Eric’s resume is unlike anyone else you will meet. Eric was the first ever financial literacy speaker on the NCAA’s national Speaker Registry. Eric has shared his financial education programs with over 230,000 college students and over 20,000 middle and high school students since 2011. He has also been an invited presenter at 27 NFL rookie camps, has been hired twice by the NBA to teach money skills to all of their G League players and even presented at the NBA Draft Program. Eric currently has the highest reviewed in person financial education program ever created for college students. Eric’s passion is helping to empower, educate and inspire everyone that he meets how to make the most of their financial opportunities As a low income first generation college student himself, Eric is passionate about making an impact in the lives of others and in addition to serving many athletic teams and programs across the country, he has served as a resource for nearly 100 federally funded groups such as GearUP, IRCO, CAMP, Veterans Upward Bound and other TRIO groups.
For nearly thirty years, Eric Smith was a successful lender and banking executive in the Atlanta, Georgia area. During the nineties, Eric was one of the highest producing mortgage originators in the metro area originating over one half billion dollars of residential mortgages.