Erik has summited the highest peaks of the business world (selling four companies for hundreds of millions of dollars) and the physical world (successfully climbing Mt. Everest in 2018). He is proudest not of the trophies on his wall memorializing the accomplishments, but of the scars he has accumulated overcoming both the external obstacles and internal trap of self-doubt along the way. Erik has an MBA from Kellogg School of Business and an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina. He lives with his wife and daughter in Chicago.