Erika Harvey is a hands on learner and strategist who teaches companies the secrets to building sustainable and profitable businesses. In 2014, she left IT research and advisory firm, Gartner, to fully immerse herself in entrepreneurship after her daughter Piper was diagnosed with Autism.
Erika is currently the Head of Innovation for RED Line Fishing Ltd, a Longline Fishing Company a family business globally recognized for quality, sustainability, and innovation. She is also the Managing Director of InVenture, a business advisory company working to support New Zealand Small Businesses.
She approaches every project by leveraging different aspects of her background: the creativity and intellectual rigor of a specialist consultant, the business acuity and diplomacy driven from corporate experience, and the energy, agility and tenacity from being an entrepreneur.
Erika is also the mother of a child who has autism and is an advocate for children, schools and families facing adversity.