Kipp Nelson (Partner) has an extensive deal making and financing background. Nelson is a former partner of Goldman Sachs & Co. He worked for 20 years in the finance business, 15 years in Europe and 5 years in Asia. After retiring from investment banking he founded an event company, 48Straight, which began as a winter alpine festival of sports, music and other cultural events celebrating mountain lifestyle. It was nationally televised on network TV and ultimately expanded into multiple sports in both summer and winter in 9 different locations.