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Erik Lea                             MBA

C8 Partner - TPMO: Technical & Enterprise

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


  • Product Management and Operations

  • PMO - Project & Program Management

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

  • 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


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 technical teams at global organizations. Passionate about problem solving, making things better, and working collaboratively with executive, stakeholders and dev teams.  Erik is positive, passionate, dedicated and "wicked smart".

Recent experience includes:

  • TPM/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

2018 - 2020

January 2016 - December 2016

August 2009 - May 2017

C8 Partner with theProCollective 

Sr. Technical Project/Program Manager providing Technical Project, Program and Product Management & Leadership to C8 clients.

Ccube Business Advisor & GTM Strategy for the Data Engineering Services and Consulting groups.

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:

  • Technical Project/Product Manager

  • Program and Marketing Strategy Lead

  • M&A Manager

  • Sales Strategy & Operations Lead

  • GTM Manager and Partner Alliances

  • Strategy & Business Development consulting

Wipro Limited US Principal Consultant and Technical Product Manager

Principal Digital Transformation Consultant for a $50B consumer electronics client leading MVP development from problem statements through dev and go-live/delivery.

  • Led and conducted internal/external research of business processes, KPIs and industry trends to build product development strategy for innovation lab

  • Developed C-level narratives and ROI investment justifications for solution strategies

  • Defined the product vision, scope, features, strategy and technology roadmap for MVPs delivered through IT Innovation Lab that Wipro created for $50b+ / yr revenue technology client

  • Led development of market development fund fraud detection ML model that successfully identified $17m of fraudulent activities

  • Led development of mobile application that simplified ability for inside sales representatives to generate quotes to share with customers, successfully reducing cycle time by 500%

  • Worked with design teams to facilitate ideation sessions to uncover customer pain points and opportunity whitespaces while also conducting customer interviews and translated pain points into solution opportunities

  • Worked with globally distributed development team and crowdsourcing partner Topcoder to deliver MVPs through daily scrum calls with engineering team

  • Contributed to risk management ML product, device-as-a-service blockchain product, and Google Assistant product

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 technical project, 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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