Executive Vice President
As a social entrepreneur, Erik comes to the Heroic Imagination Project with 20 years experience leading private businesses, raising capital and securing funding for non-profits.
Erik owned and operated The Body Shop franchises in Northern California and worked with Anita Roddick for 10 years developing sustainable economic projects around the world. He was co-founder and CEO of Zoup-ah!, a filmed entertainment and lifestyle brand company creating culinary adventures for children. Most recently Erik has been Director of Development for the Nordic Museum driving a 65 million capital campaign.
Mr. Stangvik has served on a variety of boards including Hands That Shape Humanity, The Body Shop, Poncho and Until There’s A Cure Foundation.
Erik currently resides in Woodside, California with his two daughters, Olivia and Allegra.