Founder & CEO
Eric’s experience includes a broad background within the dental benefits, dental networks and dental provider spaces of the dental industry. Eric’s comprehensive understanding of the dental industry as a whole has well positioned him to understand how in-house dental plan solutions can increase access to 21st century dental care, benefiting dental providers and patients alike. Eric is passionate about dentistry and believes the industry’s future is very bright.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Eric graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Prior to moving to Austin, where he started Ascension Dental in 2015, Eric worked in various roles with The CDI Group and Careington International, and also consulted with large national dental provider networks.
CFO & Interim COO
As CFO and Interim COO, Robert Trampe brings over 7 years of finance and accounting related experience to Ascension Dental. Robert currently oversees all finance, accounting and internal operations on behalf of the company, affiliated providers and plan members. Before joining Ascension Dental in late 2015, Robert worked with Korenvaes Management LLC and JP Morgan Chase in Dallas, TX. Robert has his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in accounting from the University of Texas in Dallas, and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.
Michael joined Ascension Dental to oversee the company’s provider and member engagement teams in addition to heading up the company’s strategic partnerships with dentists, dental groups, and dental service organizations across the country. Prior to joining Ascension Dental in the summer of 2016, Michael spent five years in various roles with Careington International. Michael’s extensive experience allows him to have a unique understanding of where the dental industry has been, and where the industry is headed going forward. Michael is originally from Dallas, TX, and attended college at the University of Arkansas.