Head of Product, Hupbeat
Erik is a former Marine Infantry Officer who transitioned to Tech through business school after a little over 6 years on active duty. While at the University of Texas-Austin Business School, he worked with AECOM's Innovation team to commercialize one of their emerging technologies, co-founded a robotics company (WS Robots)
with a classmate, and spent a summer at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Feynman Center for Innovation working with scientists on commercializing tech like quantum dots and nuclear space engines. Erik landed at Amazon after finishing his MBA, while his cofounder continued the robotics business, where he worked on a secret startup which created and launched a hardware product internally (not yet disclosed). Currently, he's at a venture studio in Austin working as the Head of Product, building a contractor management platform utilizing a distributed ledger.
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