Erik Kriessmann

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Erik is someone I deeply trust. He is authentic, strategic, cares about our mission, and has consistently proven he will go the extra mile for me and my team.
Alexandr Wang,

CEO and Founder of Scale AI


Erik joined Index in 2018 and leads Human Capital for the firm. He’s focused on building deep, trusting relationships with key executives and entrepreneurs that fundamentally transform the trajectory of companies, careers, and lives. 

Prior to Index, Erik was the Director of Executive Talent at Khosla Ventures. His focus was executive network development and coaching entrepreneurs on building high-performance teams through attracting and retaining transformational talent. He joined Khosla after cutting his teeth at the leading Silicon Valley executive search firm, SPMB. There he helped build leadership teams for the industry's most valuable technology companies.

Erik graduated from UC Berkeley with B.A. in Legal Studies. In addition to his work at Index, he cares about fulfilling and joyful relationships, nutrition, fitness, music, design, and sports.