Founder, Chariman & Publisher
Eric Ladd is the founder and CEO of Outlaw Partners, L&K Real Estate, and Boundary Expeditions. With over 30 years of experience in real estate sales and development, marketing, events, media, restaurant management, resort operations and expedition guiding, Eric has worked in leadership or consulting capacities with brands including Vail Resorts, Yellowstone Club, Baldface Cat Skiing and Everlands. Eric has a strong entrepreneurial passion supporting charity organizations that focus on preservation of land, rivers and wildlife, and is also involved with charitable groups supporting orphans in Nepal.
Eric and his team formed Outlaw Partners in 2009. Quickly becoming one of the regions largest marketing, media and event companies, Outlaw produces three publications with more than 1.5 million annual readers in addition to nationally recognized marketing campaigns.
Eric and the Outlaws have created acclaimed events, producing the six-time award-winning Big Sky PBR, TEDxBig Sky, Jackson Hole PBR, and a series of headliner concerts including the inaugural 2019 Peak to Sky show. In 2019, the Outlaw Events division of the company hosted ticketed events in Big Sky with over 25,000 attendees, and have generated over $2 million in donations for local charities since inception.
Ranked as one of the Top 10 real estate sales people in the U.S., Eric’s role as senior sales representative led Yellowstone Club to achieve over $1 billion in sales – one of the most successful runs in real estate in the last decade.
In 2010, Eric co-founded L&K Real Estate, a development and consulting boutique brokerage based in Big Sky, Montana. With over 50 years combined experience and now an industry leader in luxury real estate and consulting for top resort brands such as Mukul Resort in Nicaragua, L&K has achieved more than $1.5 billion in real estate sales.
Eric launched Boundary Expeditions in 2016, operating multi-day river rafting trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. His passion for wilderness, rivers and guiding has never subsided after learning to guide at the age of 15 and later completing expeditions including the 2007 first descent of the Salween River in Tibet and the 2009 high-water descent of the Yangtze River in China.