Erik Taraba is an award-winning leader and decorated combat veteran who has consistently produced results designing, building and leading organizations ranging from two to 2,000 people. Erik spent 15 years on active duty commanding Marines as an Infantry and Force Reconnaissance Officer. During this time, he completed numerous combat deployments, leading Marines through some of recent history’s most significant battles. Erik holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After earning his MBA from Wharton, Erik joined the premier Restructuring and Turnaround group at Alvarez and Marsal where he is an Associate in their Dallas, TX office. Erik also continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve as an Expeditionary Ground Reconnaissance Officer.