Who We Are

Eddie Tao

Eddie Tao: Eddie is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of eRetirements where he is responsible for leading the company's strategic initiatives and partnerships. He works hand in hand with the rest of the eRetirements team to develop innovative offerings that help enhance the user experience. Eddie is currently a Kellogg MBA student and has experience working as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group as well as General Electric. Eddie graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's in Finance and Economics.

Gerren Scoon: Gerren is the Head of Product at eRetirements. His primary responsibility is to design and develop our offerings with a focus on user experience. Our community consists of a diverse group of individuals with respect to age, background, and tech savviness. Gerren balances building incredibly useful features to assist our retirees while keeping a pulse on design and ease-of-use. Gerren graduated from Harvard Business School in 2016. Prior to eRetirements, Gerren worked in the financial services industry building software to help asset managers and banks track performance and risk.

Aleksandra Marcotte

Aleksandra Marcotte: Aleksandra is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at eRetirements. She is leading the US marketing strategy, brand positioning and business development to drive long-term growth and provide retirees the best resources to reach their retirement dreams. Aleksandra is Google Certified and spent two years working for Google Maps in California before joining eRetirements. She has a proven track record in branding, integrated marketing across multi-channel businesses, eCommerce, social and content marketing.

Jared Scharen: Jared is a strategic advisor of eRetirements where he is responsible for setting the strategic plan for eRetirements and for its user experience. Jared is currently a Kellogg MBA student, utilizing his time at Kellogg to build eRetirements into the most helpful retirement location resource that exists. Previously Jared worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co., a wealth management advisor at J.P. Morgan, and was a volunteer consultant with TechnoServe in rural Peru. Jared graduated Summa Cum Laude from Villanova University with a Bachelor's in Finance and Economics.

Rebecca Johnson: Dr. Johnson is an eRetirements advisor and currently is an Assistant Research Professor at the Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine where she focuses on writing research proposals and carrying out subsequent funded research. Most recently, in partnership with the City of Chicago's Department for Family and Support Services, she has been Principal Investigator to understand environmental and social factors and their impact on quality of life amongst older populations. She received her PhD and gerontological training in the UK.

Julie Cotton: Dr. Cotton is an eRetirements advisor and a retiree in Sarasota, Florida. Before retiring, Julie worked for over 30 years as an organizational development professional, a human resource executive and an executive coach both within corporations and as an external consultant. Julie currently dedicates her time to advancing learning for retirees as board member of the Lifelong Learning Academy. Julie earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Simmons College and a Master’s and Doctorate in Human Development from Harvard University.

Robert Gueriera: Rob is a Chartered Financial Consultant (CFC) with the Wharton Business Group and an eRetirements advisor. Since 1989, Rob has been working with successful business owners and professionals as their "go to" resource to effectively manage and coordinate their finances. In his role he has done extensive work in financial planning for future retirees. Rob received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Villanova University.


To provide the most user friendly, personalized retirement location information on the internet

Why We Created eRetirements

The problem

When we tried to help our parents find their perfect retirement location, our attempt was embarrassing at best. The majority of retirement location information currently available consists of “Top 10” lists. But how can a list tell us what our “Top 10” would be, when it knows nothing about us!?

The solution

We decided there must be a better way. Millions of retirees deserve to know what retirement place best suits their needs, and not rely on a random source that generates a general list. Through various studies, we learned most take retirement relocation advice from friends and family. Why? Because friends and family know your interests, preferences, and priorities, and therefore give the most knowledgeable advice. We at eRetirements worked tirelessly to recreate that exact “friends and family” experience. We built a tool not only to evaluate your unique situation, but to offer you our recommendations tailored to those preferences. Our Team believes our product will guide you accordingly, and we wish you the best on your journey to a safe, happy, and healthy retirement.

Below is a sample of the recommendations you will receive when you finish your customized quiz

We will be continuing to add cities and features, so be sure to check back often!


Corporate Address

1881 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

Data Sources:

US Census Bureau, Pew Research Center, US Bureau of Economic Analysis, NHTSA, FBI, ARDA, Kiplinger, Yelp, Tax Foundation, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Administration for Community Living, Corporation for National and Community Service, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, NOAA, C2ER, County Health Rankings, World Life Expectancy, Medicare.gov, The Joint Commission, American Hospital Directory, Genworth, Golf.com, Walk Score, Travelmath.com, Zillow, FEMA, USGS, AWWA, NRC

Limitation of Liability

In no circumstance shall eRetirements or its suppliers, partners, or affiliates, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages including, without limitation, lost revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this website, damages resulting from the use of the information or materials presented on this website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory even if eRetirements has been advised of the possibility of such damages.