Partner / Founder Cotton Mountain Group
I am a passionate supporter of helping the next generation break out to make the world a better place sooner. This is a big focus area for me based upon my experience working with high students as a board member to Summer Search in San Francisco (www.summersearch.com).
I have 25+ years of experience in strategy, fund raising, sales and business development with several start-up technology companies including IBM and operations, management consulting work (Symmetrix and Nextera) and general management experience with a few companies in the health and fitness industry.
Graduate of University of Virginia (B.A.) and Harvard Business School ('94)
Since 2011, provide consulting services focused on innovating top line initiatives - sales, marketing and business development - as well as advise on fundraising and corporate strategy. In parallel make angel investments in real estate, healthcare, clean tech and technology (software and service) start-ups.
From 2006 to 2010, Erik Christoffersen served as the Executive Director for the non-profit, the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, where he led the Mint Project, a $100 million renovation of the Old United States Mint.
Prior to this job, worked for more than 7 years in the health and wellness industry as a senior executive for Apex Fitness Group (subsidiary of 24 Hour Fitness) and Asimba (an Internet sports and fitness service now part of Weider Publications).
Started career with IBM Norway spending seven years as a member of the team to deploy IBM’s private global network offerings to corporate customers throughout Scandinavia and to launch IBM Consulting Group in Scandinavia.
While in Norway, started a semi-professional American football League comprised of 10 teams. Also co-founded Norway’s first frozen yogurt company, which continues to grow and be a major player in the premium frozen dessert marketplace today.
Specialties: Current work / investments in wealth management, 3D printing, real estate development, electric cars / clean tech, medical devices, and health and wellness.