Erika Cramer

CORPORATE BOARD DIRECTOR AND I-BANKING EXECUTIVE, FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY

Education

Erika earned an MBA in Finance at Pace University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from West Virginia University. She is licensed for Series 79, 7, 63 and 24 with the SEC. Certificates earned include NAIC Statutory Accounting Principles and Berkeley Law, University of California, Venture Capital Unlocked Deal Camp

Erika Cramer is an accomplished investment banking executive, advisor, and board member who leads corporate objectives and turnarounds through 25+ years in M&A, recapitalizations, capital raising, divestitures, succession planning, and valuations.

While serving as Partner and Chief Compliance Officer at Silver Lane Advisors LLC, Erika completed 52 transactions involving over $240B in assets under advisement/management (AUM) exchanging hands. She has raised capital for alternative investment products and early stage fintech firms. Erika is currently a Board Director and Audit Chair of the country’s oldest African-American life insurance company, Atlanta Life Insurance Company. She also serves as Board Director of Trips for Kids Marin, which provides cycling experiences for underserved youth.

Erika is also a Partner with CANY Capital, LLC, a single-family office and the sister firm of Alternative Access Capital, LLC, a private placement firm raising institutional capital for alternative investment products. Prior positions include SVP, Strategic Development, for U.S. Trust Company of NY (formerly a subsidiary of Charles Schwab Corp.), and Director & Partner with Berkshire Capital Securities, LLC.

Erika is a Committee Member and Angel for the Northern California Chapter of 100 Women in Finance. She is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She is a triathlete, marathoner and avid cyclist – a wife and mother to two daughters.

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