Eric Steege

Eric Steege

Ignite Methods Director

American Family Insurance

Eric is the Ignite Methods Director at American Family Insurance. His team coaches leaders and teams to use Lean Startup, Design Thinking, and Agile principles to ensure work is de-risked and focused on solving a real customer problem and driving business impact. Over the last two years, Eric’s team has managed a portfolio of 30+ diverse innovation project teams, built and trained an internal innovation investment council made up of senior leaders deploying metered-funding to project teams, and developed a community of 25 innovation coaches that teach employees new problem-solving skills and mindsets while generating growth by building new value propositions and business models.