Managing Partners

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Michelle Foik, Force of Nature

Michelle Foik brings seasoned, proven, high-profile leadership with comprehensive knowledge of restaurant operations and experience in all aspects of the beer and cider industry. She has specialized in the craft beverage industry in Chicago and Michigan for the last 15 years. She grew up in a family hotel restaurant background, and graduated from University of Wisconsin Stout with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism. Michelle spearheaded both sales and operations at such giants as Virtue Cider, Revolution Brewing, and Goose Island Brewing. Now she’s taken that passion for the industry to another level - the Force of Nature behind ERIS.

Katy Pizza, Wrangler of DETAILS

Katy also has startup experience, and thrives on the learning opportunities ERIS has granted. The common threads among her diverse prior engagements are critical thinking, quality assurance, and writing whether for technical, business insurability, or marketing audiences. Her project management style is marked by a methodical approach to large deliverables, and a relentless pursuit of clarity when setting expectations among project stakeholders. She holds a dual degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in Economics and German, and is leveraging her background in infrastructure project management and process design as the official Wrangler of Details for ERIS.