Meet the Tiedemann team
Our commitment to our clients is solidified in our structure as a partnership. From the start, the firm was set up to hand down equity to future generations of Tiedemann employees. Being independent and responsible to ourselves alone allows us to fully invest in our clients.
Erik 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 joined Tiedemann when the firm merged with Presidio Capital Advisors. At Presidio, where he was first a client, he led the firm’s Silicon Valley team, advising entrepreneurs and tech leaders with their investments.
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 to Symmetrix and Nextera, and gained general management experience with 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 Executive Director, San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
Erik earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is an active investor in real estate, cyber security, wearables, clean tech, medical devices and other technology (software and service) start-ups. Erik lives in San Francisco with his wife Alissa and their two children.