A nationally respected crisis communications and reputational risk strategist, Erik is a corporate communications leader with 15 years of experience managing integrated communications strategies that protect brands, mitigate reputational risk and advance business strategies.
He has participated in some of the highest-profile crisis communications issues in recent history including a number of significant corporate cyber security incidents. He has also provided strategic communications counsel to many corporate brands including Starbucks, PayPal, The Dow Chemical Company, REI, and NRG Energy.
For three years, Erik led the Issues and Hotline teams for Starbuck Coffee Company, coordinating daily reactive communications for store-level incidents and strategic response for corporate-level concerns.
He also restructured incident response protocols to create best-in-class system – responding to every potential incident within 30 minutes and comprehensive messaging pull through in media engagements.
Erik has managed dozens of cybersecurity preparedness and incident response projects, including on-site for the 2017 Equifax data breach team to manage social and traditional media responses.
Erik was most recently the interim lead of the Pacific Northwest, Corporate & Public Affairs for Edelman, and the western region lead of Edelman’s U.S Crisis and Risk group. In that role, he supported DEI efforts for the Western Region staff to create employee diversity opportunities.
At Resolute, Erik will work with both Resolute Public Affairs and Resolute CyberStrategies clients – advancing business strategies, preparing organizations on mission-critical issues from Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to Cyber and developing long-term reputational management campaigns to mitigate risks in crisis or cyber incidents.