Erik has over 16 years of experience in and around software testing. He has spent time in a variety of roles, many of them in leadership, ranging from team leader through to senior manager, leading teams anywhere from 2 to 65 people. In his current role, Erik leads the team building the foundation for the use of automation in his employers Test department. He is active on Twitter, is an occasional blogger, and conference speaker. Erik also co-founded NEOST (North East Ohio Software Testers) (https://www.meetup.com/NEO-Software-Testers/) with attendees of his talk at QA or the Highway in 2016.