Professional References

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"Out-of-the-box thinker."
— Joshua Martens, Designer
"Gets shit done fast."
— Josh Heckathorn, Co-founder
"Passionate learner with incredible intuition."
— Benjamin Dodgson, Developer
"Inspired creator of the possible."
— David Hanley, Co-founder
"Voracious learner, connected leader."
— Brian Moats, Investor (3x)
"Genuinely absorbs situations and provides clarity."
— Kathleen Weinstein, Investor (2x)
"Ambitious, persuasive, measured leader."
— Brent Eyler, Co-founder
"Brilliant thinker, designer, and leader."
— George Aposporos, Co-founder
"Positive, energetic, and forward thinking."
— Brent Scheffler, Principal Software Engineer
"Erik has a velocitizing effect on people."
— Matthew Lehman,  Head of Payments Security
"Erik’s attention to detail will always impress me."
— Aaron Egaas, Senior Software Engineer
"Creative developer who brings vision to life."
— Greg Large, Partner
"Brings ideas to life with a thoughtful balance of delight and purpose."
— Amy Papermaster, Founder
"You can’t beat Erik’s charisma and dedication."
— Will Prater, President
"Passionate, motivated, and forward thinking."
— Martin Young, Developer
"Empathetic, contrarian product innovator."
— Adam MacBeth,  Engineering Leader
"Listens, learns, leads. No bullshit."
— Darren Kochansky, Partner
"A kind, generous, and loving human."
— Kaje Thomas, Coach
"Brilliant, innovative, forward-thinking individual."
— Corey Jones, Investor
"Crystal clear vision and design thinking."
— Erik Dane Wirsing, Chief Content Officer
"Out-of-the-box thinker."
— Joshua Martens, Designer
"Gets shit done fast."
— Josh Heckathorn, Co-founder
"Passionate learner with incredible intuition."
— Benjamin Dodgson, Developer
"Inspired creator of the possible."
— David Hanley, Co-founder
"Voracious learner, connected leader."
— Brian Moats, Investor (3x)
"Genuinely absorbs situations and provides clarity."
— Kathleen Weinstein, Investor (2x)
"Ambitious, persuasive, measured leader."
— Brent Eyler, Co-founder
"Brilliant thinker, designer, and leader."
— George Aposporos, Co-founder
"Positive, energetic, and forward thinking."
— Brent Scheffler, Principal Software Engineer
"Erik has a velocitizing effect on people."
— Matthew Lehman,  Head of Payments Security
"Erik’s attention to detail will always impress me."
— Aaron Egaas, Senior Software Engineer
"Creative developer who brings vision to life."
— Greg Large, Partner
"Brings ideas to life with a thoughtful balance of delight and purpose."
— Amy Papermaster, Founder
"You can’t beat Erik’s charisma and dedication."
— Will Prater, President
"Passionate, motivated, and forward thinking."
— Martin Young, Developer
"Empathetic, contrarian product innovator."
— Adam MacBeth,  Engineering Leader
"Listens, learns, leads. No bullshit."
— Darren Kochansky, Partner
"A kind, generous, and loving human."
— Kaje Thomas, Coach
"Brilliant, innovative, forward-thinking individual."
— Corey Jones, Investor
"Crystal clear vision and design thinking."
— Erik Dane Wirsing, Chief Content Officer

Professional References

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Role

Product Lead

Dates

Month, 2018 - Month, 2019

Accomplishments

  • Seed funded a startup with $2M from Dan Nordstrom
  • Built a team of 8 including specialists in marketplaces, payments
  • Designed an end-to-end licensing and royalty payment platform
  • Negotiated a partnership with the NFL Players Association
  • Reduced overhead of licensing department by a factor of 50:1
  • Sub-licensed digital assets from NFL licensees Topps and EA
  • Reduced the time to get a licensing deal from 6 months to 6 days
  • Collected pre-paid, guaranteed, and advance royalty payments
  • Tracked sales via API and computed revenues for reporting
  • Computed royalty payments for 1,800+ NFL players on 32 teams
  • Sold the technology to the NFL Players Association

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10

"Out-of-the-box thinker."
— Joshua Martens, Designer
"Gets shit done fast."
— Josh Heckathorn, Co-founder
"Passionate learner with incredible intuition."
— Benjamin Dodgson, Developer
"Inspired creator of the possible."
— David Hanley, Co-founder
"Voracious learner, connected leader."
— Brian Moats, Investor (3x)
"Genuinely absorbs situations and provides clarity."
— Kathleen Weinstein, Investor (2x)
"Ambitious, persuasive, measured leader."
— Brent Eyler, Co-founder
"Brilliant thinker, designer, and leader."
— George Aposporos, Co-founder
"Positive, energetic, and forward thinking."
— Brent Scheffler, Principal Software Engineer
"Erik has a velocitizing effect on people."
— Matthew Lehman,  Head of Payments Security
"Erik’s attention to detail will always impress me."
— Aaron Egaas, Senior Software Engineer
"Creative developer who brings vision to life."
— Greg Large, Partner
"Brings ideas to life with a thoughtful balance of delight and purpose."
— Amy Papermaster, Founder
"You can’t beat Erik’s charisma and dedication."
— Will Prater, President
"Passionate, motivated, and forward thinking."
— Martin Young, Developer
"Empathetic, contrarian product innovator."
— Adam MacBeth,  Engineering Leader
"Listens, learns, leads. No bullshit."
— Darren Kochansky, Partner
"A kind, generous, and loving human."
— Kaje Thomas, Coach
"Brilliant, innovative, forward-thinking individual."
— Corey Jones, Investor
"Crystal clear vision and design thinking."
— Erik Dane Wirsing, Chief Content Officer
"Out-of-the-box thinker."
— Joshua Martens, Designer
"Gets shit done fast."
— Josh Heckathorn, Co-founder
"Passionate learner with incredible intuition."
— Benjamin Dodgson, Developer
"Inspired creator of the possible."
— David Hanley, Co-founder
"Voracious learner, connected leader."
— Brian Moats, Investor (3x)
"Genuinely absorbs situations and provides clarity."
— Kathleen Weinstein, Investor (2x)
"Ambitious, persuasive, measured leader."
— Brent Eyler, Co-founder
"Brilliant thinker, designer, and leader."
— George Aposporos, Co-founder
"Positive, energetic, and forward thinking."
— Brent Scheffler, Principal Software Engineer
"Erik has a velocitizing effect on people."
— Matthew Lehman,  Head of Payments Security
"Erik’s attention to detail will always impress me."
— Aaron Egaas, Senior Software Engineer
"Creative developer who brings vision to life."
— Greg Large, Partner
"Brings ideas to life with a thoughtful balance of delight and purpose."
— Amy Papermaster, Founder
"You can’t beat Erik’s charisma and dedication."
— Will Prater, President
"Passionate, motivated, and forward thinking."
— Martin Young, Developer
"Empathetic, contrarian product innovator."
— Adam MacBeth,  Engineering Leader
"Listens, learns, leads. No bullshit."
— Darren Kochansky, Partner
"A kind, generous, and loving human."
— Kaje Thomas, Coach
"Brilliant, innovative, forward-thinking individual."
— Corey Jones, Investor
"Crystal clear vision and design thinking."
— Erik Dane Wirsing, Chief Content Officer