|1996 DePauw University , BA , Communications|
Erin is an early stage startup advisor with over 15-years experience in business and corporate development for internet brands including Travelocity, Epicurious, Concierge.com, Wired and Style.com. Prior to joining Ackrell, she worked in M&A and corporate development for the online division of Condé Nast, where she sourced premium content, disruptive technologies and new monetization opportunities, vetted over 300 companies and worked on the acquisitions of Reddit, ArsTechnica, HotelChatter, Jaunted, HotWired and WebMonkey. Prior to Condé Nast, Håkansson spent four years at Travelocity, incubating and leading the business development efforts for the highly acclaimed activities product line. During Erin's tenure, the product line successfully launched with over 2,000 new products and consistently produced an annual growth rate of over 200%. While at Travelocity, she simultaneously served on the leadership board for the National Tour Association. In addition to her various endeavors, Erin was one of the founding team members for the British web-to-print company Postanywhere, as director of marketing, and worked for the telecommunications company Genesys as a product manager for ISDN videoconferencing. Håkansson graduated with a BA degree from DePauw University and began her career in publishing there as a founding member and advertising director of Resumé, a free magazine for job seekers.