“Erik is a very strong leader who excels in dealing with obstacles, able to rally teams of developers (or in many cases the whole company) to band together and achieve big goals. He has great operational and infrastructure knowledge which helps him excel in his technical roles, but also has excellent motivational style and knows the right ways to empower developers to do more while enjoying their work. As his PM, I took a lot of guidance from Erik and felt he inspired me (by example) to “go the extra mile”