Eric McGehearty is the co-founder of StandUPLD, a non-profit support network for parents and educators seeking educational resources to support and inspire children with learning differences. Eric was diagnosed with dyslexia in his youth and understands the challenges that this entails. He started StandUPLD with his wife Heather in 2016 because of their strong commitment to improving education for those that learn differently.
Eric owns and serves as CEO for Globe Runner, a digital marketing agency in Dallas, Texas. Over the last 11 years, the company has become one of the most prominent digital agencies in Dallas and was recognized by INC5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the country. Prior to entering the agency business, Eric and Heather founded a successful e-commerce company, BabySafeTravel.com. Eric also hosts the show “The Curious Entrepreneur,” with season 1 now available on Amazon Prime Video.
Eric is also an award-winning sculptor whose work has appeared in galleries and museums across the country. He believes his artistic efforts have contributed greatly to his entrepreneurial success as they enable him to conceive creative solutions.