Erik Gensler is the President of Capacity Interactive, a digital marketing consulting firm for the cultural sector, whose clients include the country’s leading arts institutions including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
In 2010 Erik founded Digital Marketing Boot Camp for the Arts, the only conference 100% focused on digital marketing for arts and cultural organizations. Erik is a frequent speaker at conferences including the Tessitura Conference, National Arts Marketing Conference, and Dance/USA, among others. He frequently guest lectures at arts administration programs across the country including Yale, Columbia and Brooklyn College, among others.
Erik hosts a podcast series about arts administration called CI to Eye. Erik began his career at Marakon Associates, an international management consulting firm, and built his career at NBC Universal, New York City Opera, and The Marketing Group, where he worked with non-profit arts clients.
Erik holds a dual degree in Economics and Communication from Northwestern University. He is most proud of CI placing #25 on Crain’s Best Places to Work in NYC in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
When not at work Erik enjoys cycling, running, cooking, the beach, seeing shows and spending time with his rambunctious dog.