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Erik Brieva

CEO @ Strands Labs

CEO at Strands, President at Bcombinator, President at [email protected], Gold Ambassador at Start4big

Barcelona Area, Spain

Ranked #773 out of 15,460 for CEO in United States

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Erik Brieva's Work Experience

Strands Labs


April 2015 to Present

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Academic Director and Professor

January 2013 to Present

Red Hat

Product Marketing Director

August 2012 to March 2014

Erik Brieva's Education

University of Havana

Master's Degree Mathematics & Cybernetics

1988 to 1993

University of Havana

Master's Degree Computer Science

1993 to 1995

Middlesex University

Master's Degree Computer Graphics

1996 to 1997

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Strands Labs

Strands is a global provider of Big Data, Machine Learning and User Experience solutions for online banking and retail markets. Strands Finance - develops innovative FinTech, empowering financial institutions to offer superior customer experience within their digital channels. Customers include Barclays, BBVA, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, Bank of Montreal, ING, PostFinance. Strands Retail - drives the businesses...

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Erik Brieva is impulsing the Big Data and Machine Learning revolution for banking and retail. Previously, he founded Polymita (acquired by Red Hat) pioneering the Business Process Management (BPM) software industry. Recognized as a Visionary by Gartner (Magic Quadrant 2009 & 2010) and a Major Player by IDC (MarketScape 2011). Successful serial entrepreneur, he also co-founder other 10 companies around enterprise software, mobile and internet businesses, including Intelligent Software Components (iSOCO) acquired by B2B Factory Ventures, Enzyme Advising Group (acquired by Nexe Group), Altea Consulting, and Named among the 100 Leaders of the Future (Capital Magazine, Spain, 2009) and Entrepreneur of the Year (Entrepreneurs Magazine, 2006, Spain). His achievements also include having raised 25M€ of venture funding for his different businesses. He also invest in early-stage startups and serves as board advisor in several companies. Management experience includes key roles as CEO, CTO, Product Management and Marketing Director, with emphasis on strategic thinking, people management, and goal-oriented execution. Academic experience includes teaching Entrepreneurship and Lean Startup Creation (UPC & IESE), Computer Graphics (Middlesex University), Computer Programming and Digital Image Processing (University of Havana). Holds a degree in Cybernetics and Mathematics (University of Havana) and MSc Computer Graphics (Middlesex University), with complementary studies on Business Administration (San Telmo), Marketing & Sales (Bosel) and Global Growth (MIT). Member of the CEO Collaborative Forum (CEO-CF) and the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), where he served as Finance Chair and Membership Chair for the Spain Chapter. Erik is passionate about making things happen, entrepreneurship, innovation, cloud platforms, fintech and business process management.CEO @ Strands is a global provider of Big Data, Machine Learning and User Experience solutions for online banking and retail markets. Strands Finance - develops innovative FinTech, empowering financial institutions to offer superior customer experience within their digital channels. Customers include Barclays, BBVA, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, Bank of Montreal, ING, PostFinance. Strands Retail - drives the businesses of over 200 online retailers with industry-leading recommendation and customer segmentation solutions. Customers include Carrefour, Panasonic, Ozon, Skymall, Walt Disney. From April 2015 to Present (9 months) Academic Director and Professor @ Academic director for the program on Lean Startup Creation at UPC. Visiting professor for the MBA programs at IESE and ESADE. Invited speaker and lecturer on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Lean Startups, Agile Product Development, Product Marketing, Elevator Pitches, Internet Business, Enterprise Software and Business Process Management. From January 2013 to Present (3 years) Product Marketing Director @ Red Hat acquired Polymita's technology. Erik led the integration of the team and products within Red Hat. BPM product marketing strategy and product roadmap. BPM and Middleware evangelist. From August 2012 to March 2014 (1 year 8 months) President & CEO, Founder @ Erik positioned Polymita as a worldwide leader for Business Processes Management (BPM) software, named Visionary by Gartner Magic Quadrant 2009 and 2010, and Major Player by IDC MarketScape 2011. He was the leader that thought, designed and architectured the BPM products suite, and managed the continuous innovation and the product marketing, as well as having raised funding from venture capital institutions and leading the M&A process with several multinational corporations. Erik also led the international expansion throughout Europe, USA, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, empowering productivity in organizations such as BBVA, Bertelsman, Ecuador Oil Fleet, Pemex, Visa, Santander, Hospital San Juan de Dios, Hospital Clinic, Hospital Vall d'Hebrón, Maastricht Hospital, Indra, Grifols, McDonalds, Polytechnic University of Madrid, La Salle, Euromadi, Orange, Telefonica, Government of Spain, Government of Kenya, Goverment of Ecuador, Barcelona City Hall and the European Union. Red Hat acquired Polymita's technology (Cloud BPMS). [] From February 2003 to August 2012 (9 years 7 months) Executive Director, Co-founder @ As managing director of key accounts (Telefónica, Planeta, Lladró, Fnac, Caja Madrid ...), Erik directly generated the 35% of annual company revenues. As director of consulting, Erik managed a team of 100 people to successfully executive projects. As director of R&D, Erik managed a combined team of PhD researchers, software engineers and graphics designers to create innovative products and components for e-commerce and SaaS. From July 1999 to January 2003 (3 years 7 months) Software Engineer (R&D) @ Responsible for the modernization of the company's flagship product, Factory Line, for the automation, monitoring and management of production lines in clients such as Coca Cola, Danone, Nestle, Pirelli,... From June 1998 to June 1999 (1 year 1 month) Research Fellow @ Researcher on medical uses of Virtual Reality. Designed a VR system for simulation of the carotid artery surgery, tested in the UCL Hospital and Queen Mary Hospital in London. From September 1996 to May 1998 (1 year 9 months) London, United KingdomLecturer & Researcher @ Research and development of software based on digital imagery (MRI, Ultrasound, X-rays) and 3D models for various medical applications. Associate Professor of Computer Programming, Computer Graphics and Digital Image Processing. From September 1993 to July 1996 (2 years 11 months) Master's Degree, Mathematics & Cybernetics @ University of Havana From 1988 to 1993 Master's Degree, Computer Science @ University of Havana From 1993 to 1995 Master's Degree, Computer Graphics @ Middlesex University From 1996 to 1997 Business Administration @ Instituto San Telmo (CREARA) From 2003 to 2004 Global Growth Program @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 2009 to 2010 Erik Brieva is skilled in: Leadership, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fundraising, Business Strategy, Business Development, Product Marketing, Start-ups, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Software, Management, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Strategy, Business Process Management, Software Development

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Erik Brieva's Achievements

Top 100 Leaders of the Future

Issued by Capital Magazine · 2009

Major Player

Issued by IDC · 2011


Issued by Gartner · 2010

Top 100 Europe

Issued by Red Herring · 2008

Top 5 ICT Startup

Issued by European Venture Contest · 2008

Top 10 Best Startup in Europe

Issued by Gate2Growth · 2005

Company of the Year

Issued by Entrepreneurs Magazine · 2005

Innovation Award

Issued by NEOTEC · 2005

PhD grant to research on medical uses of Virtual Reality

Issued by Middlesex University · 1997

MSc. Computer Graphics Scholarship

Issued by British Council · 1996

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