Dane E. Holmes


Dane Holmes


Dane E. Holmes (San Francisco) joined KKR in 2023 as Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to becoming the Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Holmes was a member of KKR’s Board of Directors since March 2021. Mr. Holmes previously co-founded Eskalera, Inc., an enterprise software company that builds inclusive, productive work cultures through talent development and data-based insights, and prior to joining KKR, was the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eskalera 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 at Goldman Sachs, he served on a variety of additional global committees, including its 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 Storycorps and the former chair and current board member of The Ron Brown Scholar Program. Mr. Holmes earned a B.A. from Columbia University.