Erik leads the company's strategic planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO. His responsibilities include setting the policies, goals, and objectives of the company as well as being the Chief Architect of the company's technology platforms. Erik is a serial entrepreneur, starting his first business, a sports-focused endeavor, when he was just 15½ years old. He later built Linuxpower.org magazine during the late 1990s with several co-founders and is a founder of Elluminates Software.
He has provided Chief Architect level expertise for Software, Systems, Data Models, Messaging and Networks for a large number of highly scalable, complex, mission critical systems in the US and abroad. Erik has a bachelor's degree from the University of Mary Washington and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a background in Statistics, Human Behavior and Philosophy.