Erik ChristoffersenManaging Director
Erik is a Managing Director at Tiedemann Advisors. He has direct responsibility for managing client relationships overseeing all wealth- and investment-related matters. Erik is also a senior member of the firm’s business development strategy team. Erik’s relationship with wealth management began as a client back in 2002. His experience as a client with four different firms over the past 15+ years provides him a unique perspective on the wealth management industry.
Erik is an active investor in real estate, cyber security, wearables, clean tech, medical devices and other technology (software and service) start-ups. Currently, he is invested in 7 companies. In addition, he advises a number of CEOs and other executives in early and later stage start-ups. Erik has spent the majority of his career working in leadership positions with technology companies innovating new ways of doing business. He has over 25 years of experience in strategy, fund raising, sales and business development with several technology companies including IBM and numerous Silicon Valley start-ups. Erik was also a management consultant at Symmetrix and Nextera, providing general management advice to companies in the health and fitness industry. Erik also served as the Executive Director for the non-profit San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, where he led the Mint Project, a $100 million renovation of the Old United States Mint.
Certifications and memberships include:
- Board member, CUPP Computing (cyber security) • Board member, Summer Search • Former Board Chair, Uformia (3D printing) • Former Board member, Technology for America – T4A.org • Former Board Chair, Scandinavian School in San Francisco • Former Deputy Commissioner of the Norwegian American Football League
Erik earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Erik lives in San Francisco with his wife Alissa and their two children.