Eric Nonacs is Principal of Golden State, an independent consultancy that focuses on building results-oriented collaborations among and between the private sector, governments, philanthropy, and NGOs to address global challenges such as climate change, pandemic disease, and poverty. From 2010 until 2013, Eric was the Vice President for Alliances and Partnerships at the Skoll Global Threats Fund. Previously, Eric was the Managing Director for Global Affairs at Endeavour Financial, a merchant bank based in Vancouver, Canada. From June 2002 until August 2007, he was the Foreign Policy Advisor to President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. Eric holds an AB from the University of Chicago, an MA from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from New York University. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.