Erik Daniels is the Executive Vice President of the Ronald Blue Trust Family Office. Erik joined Ronald Blue & Co. (the predecessor company to Ronald Blue Trust) in 1980 and has held leadership positions since 1986, including Managing Director and Regional Director.
As Executive Vice President, Erik oversees the growth and expansion of the Family Office division. In addition to his leadership role, Erik helps families intentionally design a multi-generational plan for transferring the social, spiritual, and financial capital necessary for the family to thrive. His biblical worldview and uncommon approach in the areas of financial, estate, trust, and investment planning emphasize a principle driven wealth transition that is designed to properly prepare and equip each generation.
Erik has earned a reputation as a popular financial speaker, bringing an informative and entertaining perspective on money management to national as well as local venues, including Promise Keepers, the Coca-Cola Company, and Southern Company. As a past member of the AICPA, Erik has been quoted in various news and business journals and has hosted radio programs focused on helping people manage their money. He speaks often to church groups, corporations, men's gatherings, and civic groups.
An active member of the Atlanta community, Erik has served on numerous boards, including Georgia Center for Opportunity, Sheltering Grace, Working Women of America, and the NAPFA Southeast Regional Board.
Prior to joining the firm, Erik worked as a senior accountant with Blue & Co., a CPA firm based in Indianapolis and originally founded by Ron Blue. He received a B.S. degree from Indiana University, a Masters in Taxation from Georgia State University and a Masters of Science in Financial Planning from the College for Financial Planning.
Erik and his wife, Sherri, live in Marietta, Georgia. They have four children and two grandchildren.