Eric Handelsman

Eric Handelsman
Title: General Manager and Vice President
Location: New York
Education: University of Pennsylvania

Eric Handelsman is the general manager and vice president at and 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.



Before joining Dotdash in 2013, Handelsman 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.

Handelsman is an avid home cook and lover of all things food and drink 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.


Handelsman received a bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

About is dedicated to good drinking and great living. We inspire, entertain and educate anyone—and everyone—interested in what happens in the glass and out of it.

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.