Dane E. Holmes

Chair, CEO & Co-Founder, Eskalera; Director, KKR

Dane E. Holmes has been a member of the board of directors at KKR since March 4, 2021. Mr. Holmes is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Eskalera, Inc., an enterprise software company that builds inclusive, productive work cultures through talent development and data based insights, since 2020. Prior to Eskalera, Mr. Holmes was the global head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs from 2017 to 2019 and served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He held many positions at Goldman Sachs from 2007 to 2017, including global head of Pine Street and global head of investor relations. During his career, he served on a variety of additional global committees, including Partnership Committee, Risk Committee, Client and Business Standards Committee, Finance Committee, and Global Diversity Committee. Mr. Holmes serves on several non-profit boards. He is currently the Chair of The Ron Brown Scholar Program and the Vice-Chair of StoryCorps. Mr. Holmes earned a B.A. from Columbia University.

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