Eric Bell

Eric Bell

Eric joined Cyber Advisory Partners in 2022 to lead the firm’s transaction advisory and financial strategy practices.  Eric brings a unique perspective to each client engagement having sat on all sides of the table as an investment banker, acquirer, investor, and entrepreneur.  During his career, he has closed more than 40 M&A and investment transactions worth more than $1.6 billion.


  • Managing Director & Head of Cybersecurity Investment Banking at Progress Partners
  • Member of the Board of Intellectual Capital at Gerbsman Partners
  • Head of Corporate Development and FP&A at Merlin International
  • Principal at Merlin Ventures
  • Director of Corporate Development at Gannett (NYSE:GCI)
  • Vice President, Investment Banking at AGC Partners
  • Associate, Investment Banking at Clearsight Advisors
  • Associate, Growth Equity at Blue Delta Capital Partners
  • Founder and CEO at
  • Assistant Vice President and Investment Analyst at Citi Private Bank


  • MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
  • President’s Scholar, University of Oxford, Magdalene College & Said Business School
  • BA, English & Economics, Hendrix College


  • President & Board Member, Microfinance Opportunities
  • Chairman of the Board, Greater Washington Jump$tart Coalition 
  • Founder & Executive Director, Future Investors

In the News

October 26, 2022

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Microsoft security business surges as cloud segment hit by slowing economy

October 18, 2022

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Cybersecurity Investment Remains Strong, M&A Activity Heads Toward New Annual Record

September 16, 2022

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Security Vendor Consolidation a Priority for Majority of Organizations Worldwide

July 26, 2022

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Cybersecurity M&A: Creating Rough Seas in the Channel

July 8, 2022

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Cybersecurity M&A Continues to Set Records

April 27, 2022

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Cybersecurity M&A Growth Seen to Continue

March 16, 2022

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US President Joe Biden’s Crypto Executive Order – What Are the Implications? We Talk to 31 Crypto Heavy Hitters!