Eric Graves joined Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company in 2003 and has held a range of roles and responsibilities. Eric is passionate about building teams and businesses, as well as applying a practical focus to bringing customers value.
Prior to his current role, he was Elanco’s Chief Marketing Officer and was responsible for all aspects of marketing for Elanco’s existing and new products and brands.
Previously, he led Elanco’s launch into the companion animal market, where he enjoyed being part of building a team and business that created growth and value for customers. Part of this time he was based in Europe, working on the global companion animal health business with additional emphasis on integrating a previous acquisition and accelerating growth of the European companion animal business.
Prior to joining Elanco, Eric served as director of veterinary marketing at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., a division of Colgate-Palmolive. He has also held a variety of positions in companion animal marketing, sales and operations at both Merial and Merck Agvet.
Eric serves on the board of the Banfield Charitable Trust, an organization dedicated to keeping pets and their people together when facing challenging situations.
Eric earned degrees in marketing and science from Pennsylvania State University. He has received executive training from Columbia University in marketing management and from the Wharton School of Business in new product development.