Executive Profiles

Kristi Erickson, Chief People Officer at Planet

Kristi Erickson,

Chief People Officer,


Kristi Erickson, Chief People Officer at Planet

Kristi Erickson is the chief people officer at satellite imagery provider Planet, working out of Dallas, Texas. She has over 25 years of experience as a business leader, partnering with C-level executives to link their business and human capital strategies, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Erickson makes a point of stressing her belief that people are the ultimate source of sustainable competitive differentiation. Her job entails working with business leaders to help them realize competitive advantage through people, translating business strategies into pragmatic talent strategies and programs to improve performance.

By her own account, Erickson has deep expertise in leading process, organization, workforce and culture transformations to drive sustainable change. She emphasized her comprehensive experience in building and leading world-class teams to deliver programs and operations worldwide to drive business results.

Erickson joined Planet in April 2021. In her current role, she is responsible for developing and executing people and talent strategies “to enable the company’s global growth in line with its culture, values and business strategy.”

Before joining her current employer, Erickson was the vice president of human resources at CBRE. During her one year with the firm, she led all people and talent aspects of its financial transformation while supporting the chief financial officer and the finance leadership team.

Erickson earned her MBA from Oklahoma State University.

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