Areas of Expertise:
- Sales and business development
- Strategic market research and competitive intelligence
- Public and media relations
- Storytelling science
- Issues forecasting
- Content marketing
- Integrated marketing campaigns
Erik Ayers serves as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at MorganFranklin Consulting. He brings more than 15 years of experience in professional and consulting services marketing, public relations, sales, research, and business development. In his current role, Erik leads all aspects of marketing and communications and business development for the company.
Prior to joining MorganFranklin, Erik held various marketing and business development positions for the global accounting and consulting firm PwC. While at PwC, he was responsible for establishing and building relationships with some of the most promising venture-backed and high-growth companies in the country as part of the firm's national Companies with Extraordinary Potential practice.
He also held marketing and business development roles at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), widely recognized as one of the top regional economic development organizations in North America. Erik began his career at the Technology Policy and Assessment Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Erik is an active member in the business community. Early in his career, he earned accolades as one of the top 40 professionals and top 10 young professionals in the Washington, D.C., region. Erik remains active in the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and other community and nonprofit organizations. 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.
"I'm often asked what we can do to brand the company. My response: It's not what we say it is; it's how others see us. This fact makes my job easy at MorganFranklin. In consulting, flexibility, adaptability, collaboration, and a 'will-not-fail' attitude are things you can't teach. And that's what we have to offer."