Venture Capital Strategy and Operations
Erika Balla is the Director of Venture Capital Strategy and Operations, where she works closely with the Manhattan West management team as they identify opportunities to acquire shares of venture-backed private companies. Erika is also responsible for streamlining the operational process for both early and late-stage divisions.
Prior to joining Manhattan West, Erika spent 9 years at UBS Private Wealth Management where she provided tailored wealth management solutions to ultra-high net worth individuals and next-generation clients. Prior to UBS, Erika spent 3 years at Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group where she assisted with portfolio reviews, asset allocation, and performance reporting for ultra-high net worth families. Erika is licensed by FINRA with her Series 7 and Series 66.
Erika earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington. Erika grew up in Tokyo, Japan and currently resides in Manhattan Beach, CA with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, trying new cuisines, and traveling with her family.