Erika Kula

Erika Kula - JLABS
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Erika Kula

Director, Sourcing Innovation

South San Francisco, CA

As Director, Sourcing Innovation, JLABS, Erika leads the strategic direction and operational activities for all sourcing, screening, onboarding and tracking for JLABS, including leading the Johnson & Johnson Innovation team to grow and execute the JLABS QuickFire Challenges, a global innovation sourcing vehicle, as an enterprise.

Prior to joining JLABS, Erika was the CEO and Founder of KNexus Corporation where she provided consulting services related to customer engagement strategies for clients in the life science industry including Johnson & Johnson, The National Cancer Institute, the Government of Canada, among others. Prior to founding KNexus Corporation, Erika was the Director of Business Development and New Ventures for Prescience International where she led the business development and market analysis functions which included evaluating the expansion of the Prescience solutions into new markets.

Erika holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences and Political Science from the University of Southern California.