Eric Hicks is a Sr. Innovation Catalyst, where he is responsible for leading the product development and market viability for new revenue-generating products for AARP. He is the Managing Product lead for the vestedinu.com product concept, a new way for Small Business Owners and Gig-Economy workers to learn about; compare and secure retirement options. In previous roles within AARP, Eric directed technical strategy development and delivery enterprise-wide technology efforts. These efforts transformed how AARP products and services provided to AARP members in digital and direct channels. He also led technical strategy development for enhancing how AARP insurance products are serviced in addition to leading delivery of along with enrichment of AARP's Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security ecosystem.