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Erik Lea                             MBA

C8 Partner - Strategy Consultant

High-Tech, HLS, Consumer Electronics, Cosmetics and P&E


  • Product Management and Operations

  • PMO - Project & Program Management

  • Large-scale/Enterprise Initiatives

  • Strategy & Digital Transformation

  • Health & Life Sciences Consulting (HLS)

  • Business Management Consulting

  • AWS Technical Consulting

  • AWS Business Professional

  • Google Cloud Digital Leader

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner


Now available for FT, PT & Fractional

A Bit About Erik

Erik is a "certified" Technology enthusiast with a demonstrative record of shipping products, advising strategy and leading cross-functional teams at global organizations. Passionate about problem solving, making things better, and working with glass half full teammates.  Erik is positive, passionate, dedicated and "wicked smart".

Recent experience includes:

  • Product owner for a large technology company, delivering MVPs in areas of data science / ML / blockchain / mobile applications for sales, procurement, customer operations and supply chain risk management teams. Certified Scrum Product Owner

  • M&A integration program manager for acquisition of a CX-focused marketing agency

  • Strategy consulting for Biotech client, advising on outsourcing strategy, talent retention and creating governance frameworks in Data Science, R&D, Manufacturing, and Quality organizations

  • Created and led PMO for $500m outsourcing contract

  • Strategy and Operations Lead, and Chief of Staff for Ecosystems & Partnerships organization within the Chief Growth Office at Wipro

  • Selected for and completed leadership development program working with sales, GTM, partner alliances and digital transformation teams

Highlighted Experience

August 2023 - Present

January 2023 - Present

July 2017 - January 2023

January 2016 - December 2016

August 2009 - May 2017

C8 Partner with theProCollective 

Ccube Business Advisor providing Product Management & Leadership, CRM and Business Analytics

Advising Biotech client's Data Science organization on strategic objectives as well as opportunities for efficiency improvements (e.g. outsourcing strategy, technology investments).

Wipro Digital Partner Strategy Lead, Principal Consultant and Global Business Manager

Managed and led various engagements for Fortune 500 companies including GoogleAWSSalesforce and many others. 

Highlighted roles include:

  • Program and Marketing Strategy Lead

  • M&A Manager

  • Product Manager

  • Sales Strategy & Operations Lead

  • GTM Manager and Partner Alliances

  • Strategy & Business Development consulting

Silver Springs Networks Management Consultant and Market Development Analyst 

  • Performed market research, market segmentation, competitive analysis and developed GTM (go-to-market) strategy for entering a new vertical market for Silver Springs Networks (IoT company)

  • Presented recommendations to Product and Strategy organizations

  • Performed market segmentation and advised on target industries and customers for Cisco Systems, in advance of acquisition of ContainerX

  • Advised on product roadmap and strategy for Certain (event management SaaS company) through leveraging design thinking concepts

PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric Company Program Manager, Sr. Marketing Consultant & Sr. Process Improvement Analyst

Skillset, Experience & Capabilities

Erik is a talented and respected senior strategy, org design and business consultant.


Project/Program Leadership · Product Management & Operations · Business Advising · Customer Relationship Management (CRM) · Program Strategy · M&A Integration Program Management · Business Analysis · Global Business Management · Partner Alliances · Team Leadership · Presentation Design & Development


Health & Life Sciences (HLS) · High-Tech · Consumer Electronics · Cosmetics · Power & Energy

Education, Awards & Acknowledgements

University of California, Berkeley
Haas School of Business

MBA, Business Administration - 2017

University of California, Berkeley

BA, Political Science - 2004

London School of Economics

International Law & Legal Studies - 2003

Google Cloud Certified Cloud Digital Leader

Issued October 2022

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Scrum Alliance

Issued September 2019

AWS Technical Professional

Issued December 2017

AWS Business Professional

Issued November 2017

Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
University of California, Berkley - University Extension

Issued January 2011

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