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Controller

Kristine Elksne

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Biography

Kristine joined the Lux finance department as a controller in 2020 and works on quarterly financial reporting and tax compliance as well as other fund administrative functions.

Prior to joining Lux, Kristine was a tax director at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, providing tax compliance and consulting services to venture capital and private equity clients. She advised clients on a variety of issues, including fund formation and structuring, general partner tax planning and complex partnership allocations. Earlier in her career she worked in a tax compliance role at Accel Partners and Silver Lake capital.

Kristine is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a BS in Economics from Scripps College and an MS in Accounting degree from San Jose State University.

Kristine grew up in Latvia and first came to the U.S. as an exchange student. In her free time Kristine enjoys hiking in the Bay Area, reading and traveling with her two children. Kristine serves as a treasurer of the local Latvian theater company in San Francisco.

Key Facts

  • Speaks fluent Latvian and Russian

  • Supported herself during college working as an ophthalmic technician