Areas of Expertise:
- B2B marketing
- Business development
- Public relations
Erik Ayers serves as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at MorganFranklin and brings more than 15 years of experience in professional and consulting services marketing, sales, market research, and go-to-market strategy. In his current role, Erik helps shape go-to-market strategies, solution development, and corporate growth strategy, and he leads all aspects of marketing and communications for the company. He is also responsible for business development within MorganFranklin's Financial Management and Performance Improvement practice, which serves commercial and public sector clients.
Prior to joining MorganFranklin, Erik served in various marketing and business development positions for the global accounting and consulting firm PwC. He also held marketing roles at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), which is widely recognized as one of the top 10 economic development groups in North America. Erik began his career as an analyst at the Technology Policy and Assessment Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he delivered competitive intelligence research and analysis of emerging technologies for various defense and commercial entities.
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Erik is an active member in the business community, and he earned accolades early in his career as one of the top 40 emerging professionals and top 10 young professionals in the Washington, D.C., region. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Carolina University and a Master of Science degree in public policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Erik is active in the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and other community and nonprofit organizations.