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Eric Safranek - R&D Events


Back in 1997, Eric quit his 5 year career as a Mortgage Broker, sold his car and left behind the cold winters of Chicago to pursue a "better life" and an interview with an all-inclusive resort in Florida.  Two days later, he started his 10+ year career with Club Med.  It was there in Florida that Scott and Eric first worked together, but it would not be the last.  Their Club Med paths continued to cross throughout the years including a stint back in 2001 when they first met and worked with JP.  Fast Forward to 2013:  Eric reached out to Scott to learn more about what he and JP were doing with R&D.  Soon after, Eric started to help us out sporadically with any events we had in the Orlando area.  Then in Spring of 2017, Eric invited JP out for a cup of coffee and a conversation where he asked, "What will it take to work for the Greatest Team Building Company in the land?"  And just two weeks later, he came on board to work full-time with us!


Hometown: Naperville, IL

Eric Safranek - Author
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Joined R&D Events in 2016

Married the woman of my dreams

Have authored two books

Die hard Cubs fan

Best Trip: 3 months backpacking Australia

This video motivates me

Wanderlust and Travel

Still my all-time fav movie

Worst Job: UPS package sorter

Mötley Crüe still sits atop my playlist

Have a passion for travel & discovery

Everything is Sunny in Philadelphia


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