Erika Trautman

Chief Executive Officer

Erika is passionate about communication technologies that immerse, inspire action, and transform behavior. With previously successful careers as a writer, video producer, editor, and director, she understands the importance of deep engagement in any communication, especially video. Disappointed with online video’s inability to rise to its potential, and determined to change that, Erika started Rapt Media.

Since 2011, Erika has worked to build a business that is positioned at the top of emerging video technologies, providing personalized, interactive communication solutions to enterprise companies. In addition to sharing the stage with tech luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg, Erika has solidified an A-list customer and partner portfolio including powerhouse companies like Pitney Bowes, PwC, Daimler, ABC News, Aon Hewitt, Johnson & Johnson, Aetna, General Motors, AARP, and AT&T.;

Before starting Rapt Media, Erika founded and ran an Emmy-winning production company, Outlier Films, and worked as an award-winning documentary filmmaker and investigative reporter for eight years. Her work has appeared on "60 Minutes," CNBC, The New York Times, NBC, PBS, and others. Erika has a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where she studied theater and biology, and a master's degree in journalism from University of California, Berkeley.