Momenta Partners appoints Eriksen as partner

Momenta Partners, an advisory, talent and ventures firm focused on the digital industry, has named Leif Eriksen as a partner. He is the former research director at AMR Research and Gartner.


Zurich & Boston – [November 7, 2019]
Momenta Partners, the leading global advisory, talent and ventures firm focused on Digital Industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Leif Eriksen as Partner, leading their Insights and Intelligence team.

Leif Eriksen brings over 30 years of experience at the forefront of the use of digital technology by industrial companies. He has been at the center of every major digital technology inflection point since the 1990s. He is best known for having defined application areas such as Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) and Asset Performance Management (APM) when he was research director at AMR Research and Gartner, respectively.

Leif is as comfortable on the plant floor discussing technology – where he began his career as a young engineer in 1984 – as he is in the corporate boardroom advising senior executives on strategy.

Leif’s career has been a balance between being a practitioner deploying digital technology, being an evangelist of leading edge products in the mobile, wireless, and industrial software arenas and being an industry analyst. He has managed project teams, developed successful go-to-market strategies for both startups and established technology companies, and advised industry executives on the business impact of relevant technology trends. An accomplished communicator and speaker, Leif has educated audiences around the world on significant technology trends and their impact on business.

Leif has had the privilege of observing first hand the impact of digital transformation on a wide variety of industries and companies including iconic industry leaders such as GE and Motorola. He has found that, for established enterprises, digital transformation involves major shifts in how decisions are made and the necessary change is highly disruptive to the existing organizational structure. He is excited about joining Momenta because of its focus on helping leaders, such as Chief Digital Officers, in energy, manufacturing, and smart infrastructure enterprises navigate the rocky shoals of these disruptive forces.

“Momenta Partners has built one of the most widely recognized brands in the Digital Industry arena,” Leif says. “I’m excited to join them and look forward to working with the team to deliver actionable insights and intelligence to Momenta’s customers and partners.”

Leif’s own digital journey began with a degree in engineering from the University of Toronto. He launched from there into the petrochemical industry where he became an expert in the areas of instrumentation (sensors), automation, and advanced process control. After 15 years traversing the globe with his young family – including stops in St. Croix, USVI and Indonesia – he settled in the Boston area to become an industry analyst. Over the next 20 years he wore many hats including independent consultant, business development director, and corporate strategist.

He is now based in Ipswich, MA on Boston’s north shore.
“We are delighted to welcome Leif to lead our expanded Insights and Intelligence practice,” says Ken Forster, Managing Director and founder of Momenta Partners. “We’ve been recognized for our thought-leadership in Digital Industry and are now expanding this with deep industry intelligence and insights. This will complement our practitioner-led, industry-leading advisory, talent and venture investment practices, as well as support our Chief Digital Officer focus.”