our people

Erik Otteson

Leader of Recruiting and Workforce Planning

Erik is the leader of recruiting and workforce planning at Keystone, based in the San Francisco office. He joined the firm in 2020, bringing over 15 years of experience in talent acquisition, people analytics, and HR operations in the technology, gaming, and social media industries. Erik’s experience includes Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Tesla, and Electronic Arts, and the IPOs of Snapchat and Medallia. In his role at Keystone, Erik will lead the acquisition of diverse talent that will fuel the firm’s growth and transformative ideas.

Prior to Keystone, Erik spent six years as a leader in People Analytics, including leading the function at Tesla and establishing the People Analytics functions at Snapchat and Medallia. An active member of the People Analytics community, he has been featured in the Josh Bersin Academy.

Erik began his recruiting career, serving on the Microsoft university recruiting team and later leading operations for university relations at Electronic Arts.

Erik enjoys spending time with his wife and son outdoors and enjoying live music whenever he can.