We’re excited to announce that Erik Garbin has joined Highline Beta as Head of Venture Strategy. Erik will focus on supporting our growing Corporate Venture Studio business alongside Managing Director, Paige Halam-Andres.
Erik has spent the past decade helping corporate clients navigate the challenges they face in digital strategy and venture building. As a consulting partner, his experience in financial services, consumer products, telecommunications and investment management industries has led him to partner with clients around the U.S., Canada, Australia and the UK.
Specializing in venture viability and product strategy, he has helped bring both B2B and B2C ventures to market, ranging from machine learning-powered automation platforms to virtual financial advice solutions.
“We’re excited to have Erik on board as we continue to work with leading corporations across verticals to help them identify new growth opportunities and realize those opportunities through building new ventures, either as spin-ins or spin-outs.” – Paige Halam-Andres, Managing Director, Innovation
Erik’s background in corporate innovation, agile coaching & investment due diligence allows him to understand both the internal challenges faced by corporates in building and launching ventures, as well as how ecosystem players such as investors or startups think about evaluating an investment or strategic partnership.
Highline Beta has always taken an open-minded and broad approach to working with corporate partners through venture building, startup accelerator partnerships and more, and Erik’s depth of experience will be extremely valuable in supporting these efforts.