With a background in Product Management and Business Development, Erik has enjoyed many successes. Early in his career, he got his first taste of the entrepreneurial spirit while serving as a Senior Project Manager supporting new product development initiatives for both internal and external clients for Mintel International, a London based market research firm. In this role, he conceptualized the launch and development of Menuinsights, a syndicated database of ingredient items, and the development of Brokertrack, a premier competitive intelligence tracking product in the insurance industry. While in a project management capacity, he completed a 3-month pilot for Office Depot, and was rewarded with a $125,000 contract as a result of the strong rapport he developed with the client.
Most recently, when the economic downturn put Erik in transition, he applied his creativity, ingenuity and propensity for building relationships toward finding a new opportunity for himself—and ended up creating “Out of Work Chicago”—Chicago’s first and only all-encompassing community-supported platform connecting Chicagoland job seekers with relevant news, resources and networking events.
With that mission behind him, Erik is returning to what he loves the most: helping clients through a Project Management or Business Development role.
If you need help on a full-time, part-time or contract basis, contact Erik.