Erik Bernstein – President
Erik Bernstein is President of Bernstein Crisis Management, Inc. an international crisis and reputation management firm providing solutions for both companies and prominent individuals. As President and frequent team lead, Erik works to support clients in all aspects of creating, building, and maintaining their readiness for, and resilience against, threats to operations or reputation that might impact the bottom line. His expertise bridges from back-end crisis management, including planning, preparedness, and training, to outbound crisis communications, ensuring a cohesive, holistic approach to protecting clients’ interests. His past experience covers a wide variety of industry verticals, including technology, manufacturing, health care, education, non-profits, franchise operations, and litigation-related cases.
Before making the move to full time crisis management consulting, Erik owned and operated a social media and online marketing company serving businesses throughout Southern California. This position provided an unusual level daily exposure to the types of online issues organizations of all shapes and sizes face, as well as significant experience integrating far-flung teams quickly and effectively to allow critical tasks to be addressed in a timely manner.
Crisis management is a fast-paced field and the rules of engagement can shift with the tide of public opinion. Through more than 15 years of direct experience with clients in a wide range of industries, Erik has developed proven methods to prevent, prepare for, and reduce damage taken from crisis situations, continuing to share that knowledge with a steady stream of speaking engagements, training sessions, media interviews, and the award-winning Bernstein Crisis Management blogs.