When we began our search for a Director of Operations, we knew we needed someone with a serious attention to detail. Sure, Erica has 12 years of public accounting experience, routinely worked 60-hour weeks during tax season, and earned a double-major from Concordia College (in Moorhead, MN). But when she explained to us the difference between knitting and crocheting, then clarified the intricacies of cross stitching vs needlepoint? Well, she got the job. She is proficient at all of them, by the way.
At Marks Group, Erica’s responsibilities include; managing our Human Resources, helping Ben with the firm’s accounting and financial matters, and making sure Marks Group remains compliant with all the industry rules and regulations. Before joining our team in 2016 she spent the prior three years as a Senior Associate at national accounting firm BDO.
If knitting isn’t your thing, Erica is equally happy to discuss the merits of whether James T. Kirk or Jean-Luc Picard was the better captain of the Starship Enterprise. She and her husband Mike own every film in the Star Trek series and originally met at CONvergence, a local science-fiction convention. They live in Burnsville with their three cats, but still spend every 4th of July volunteering at the event.