Erin Newkirk’s career as an entrepreneur begin in 2005, when she co-founded Red Stamp, a correspondence platform on a mission to make relationships stronger, one tweet/test/post/card at a time. With over 2 million users and 10 million cards sent, Red Stamp was best known for its award-winning app and was acquired in 2013 by Taylor Corporation, one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. Erin served as CEO until 2016.
Erin’s next entrepreneurial adventure was to help launch the award-winning Bright
Health, where as Chief Marketing Officer, Erin collaborated with health insurance veterans to craft a people-first mission, vision and values within the health insurance landscape and which Bright Health put into creative practice to drive top recruitment of any new health plan in the market.
Currently, you’ll find Erin crafting culinary-first experiences that effortlessly connect Locals to the best of what is available in their growing region as Chief Marketing Officer for Local Crate. Her full consumer experience includes award-winning brand management at General Mills and Kaplan.
Erin received her MBA in Marketing + Operations from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, a BA in Journalism from Drake University, and earned a Certificate of French Studies from the Université Paris at Sorbonne.