Building foundational teams for early-stage companies is especially rewarding because each role is so crucial, and they are all dependent on one another. It’s exciting to play such a pivotal role in a company's long-term growth and see how the group you helped form succeeds together.
Erica’s background in hospitality helped nurture her passion for creating unique experiences for people. Erica transitioned into recruiting, cutting her teeth at startups of all stages, including Tesla, Airbnb, and Formation, where she helped grow the team from a four-person founding team to a global organization of over 100. Prior to joining Canvas, Erica led technical and GTM hiring at Chime, where she helped scale the company from 200 people to 1500. Joining Canvas is a natural evolution to her career after diving deep into the world of fintech at Chime and perfecting the skill of building teams from the ground up. Erica holds a BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.