Managing Director

Erika is managing director of N Square and a recognized catalyst for collaborative innovation, with 30 years of experience building companies and leading innovation programs for clients in philanthropy, education, government, and the private sector. Cofounder of Collective Invention, a boutique social innovation firm, and The Idea Factory, a strategy and innovation center, Erika draws in equal parts from her knowledge of strategic foresight, systems thinking, and the dynamics of collaboration—particularly in ill-defined or ambiguous circumstances. She has served as program manager for the Stupski Foundation, director of scenario communications at Global Business Network, and executive director of the Princeton Review Foundation. Her 2017 TED Talk about the need for cross-disciplinary approaches to ending the nuclear weapons threat has been viewed over 1 million times and translated into 21 languages. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama.