As a leadership coach, management consultant and strategic advisor, Erik brings 20+ years of operating experience as a technology executive and thought leader for both emerging and established brands in the U.S. and overseas. He works with both pre-and post- revenue generating businesses, driving deep change at the individual, team and organizational levels. His results replace expensive missteps in scaling a business with proven strategies and tactics for growth and profitability.

Erik’s passion is directed towards unlocking leaders and their teams through a recipe of self development, advisory, and integration of leadership strategies and frameworks. He’s evolved this blended approach through his years as a technology steward for WarnerBros., Dreamworks SKG, Ticketmaster, (sold to Times-Mirror, 1999), Qwest Communications, Luxury Link, and Evite. Additionally, he’s consulted for Riot Games, Holland America Cruise Lines, ESPN, Yokohama Tire Corporation, Cedars-Sinai, and Alaska Airlines.

In addition to coaching, Erik is an architect, facilitator, and a driver of efficiency. His work is viewed through the lenses of People, Process, Technology and Product. He is a practitioner of lean & iterative development, team health strategies, risk-assessment & mitigation, due diligence, capacity planning, KPI-driven operations, and revenue/expense forecast modeling.

Erik has been traditionally trained with a M.S. in Computer Science and is an industry speaker with a number of publications. He’s active in the West Coast startup and technology community, teaches at UCLA and sits on the board of several early stage ventures.

Erik was instrumental in my development as a CEO and Founder. He has a natural, authentic approach as an executive coach. He is a compassionate listener, he provides constructive feedback, and he models how to become a more effective, inspiring leader.
— Rachel McCrickard, CEO & Founder, Motivo
He helped me work through issues around hiring, coaching others, implementing organizational change, and strategic direction. After being successful in this role, we wanted more, so Erik began integrating with the team and coaching others.
— Jonathan McCaffrey, Head of Global Infrastructure, Riot Games