Eric Handelsman

Eric Handelsman
The Spruce / Jordan Provost
Title: General Manager & Vice President
Location: New York, NY
Education: University of Pennyslvania


Eric is the General Manager and Vice President of The Spruce Eats, where he oversees the brand from content and marketing strategy to product and technical development. He has spent his career working at media companies across a variety of roles from FP&A to operations management.


  • 15+ years of digital media experience

  • Experienced at relaunching and re-platforming media websites

  • Developed numerous go-to market strategies for brands such as Epicurious and


Before joining Dotdash in 2013, Eric spent 10 years working in lifestyle media at Condé Nast where he led operations and finance for various brands including Epicurious, Gourmet, and 

Prior to Conde Nast, he worked in the business department at the New York Press, as well as in commercial and TV production.

Eric is an avid home cook and lover of all things food-related. Although not professionally trained as a chef, he has taken dozens of recreational cooking classes. His current food obsession is perfecting his sourdough to get that perfect light and airy crumb with a dark and crispy crust.


Eric received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.


5 Questions With Eric

What food or drink are you?

Tequila - I am really fun and liven up a party, but if I stick around too long you’ll probably get sick of me.

What food trend would you like to forget?

Kale, although I do like it, it's made its way into too many things and gives me gas.

What's the first legit recipe you cooked?

The Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of the chip bag.  

Family fun fact?   

I married one of my high school best friends. That, and my parents, my in-laws, my three brothers, and one of my two sisters-in-law all live within a 20 minute drive of each other.          

What's your favorite kitchen object?

Dutch oven


About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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