Erick Blake

Operations Manager

Erick Blake, PMP, is the Operations Manager of the SATISFYD team responsible for product and customer support, accounting, vendor and client relations as well as product development. He became part of SATISFYD in 2012 as lead project manager working on innovation and growth opportunities. His development led towards a promotion to Operations Manager in March 2014.
Erick began his career enlisting in the United States Marine Corps where he became an integral part of their aviation unit certifying aircraft equipment. Erick provided leadership and coaching in Kaizen events, effectively reducing maintenance time on aircraft equipment, minimizing operating cost, improving aircraft readiness, and maintaining the highest military quality standards.
In 2007 Erick earned his B.S. in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University and in 2008 was honorably discharged from the USMC. He began working as a Project Manager where his previous training helped him focus on operational and tactical aspects of large scale projects. Between 2008 and 2014 Erick managed over 45 projects totaling over $3.2MM in revenue. Erick gained the experience and knowledge to continue his education in 2012 and received his credential as a PMP (Project Management Professional).
Erick encourages team members to actively strive for excellence and to continually seek improvement opportunities.
Erick lives in Aurora, IL with his wife, Heather, and their daughter Avianna.