Master in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business & Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Currently finalizing a Masters of Business Administration at MIT
Mr. Nielsen is a Managing Director of The Areté Group and co-founder of Areté Capital Partners, with over a decade of diverse global business leadership experience. He has demonstrated his exceptional skills as a global growth equity investor and operator that combine seamlessly with his years of experience in restructuring. Prior to joining Areté, Mr. Nielsen was a Principal at Kensington-SV Global, a Boston-based growth equity investment firm founded by Robert C. Gay – long-time Managing Partner of Bain Capital and co-founder of the $4B+ AUM private equity firm HGGC. Kensington is focused on investing in high growth businesses in the technology, eCommerce, consumer, and healthcare sectors. While at Kensington, Mr. Nielsen led transactions in various high-growth businesses, including the following: Simplus (acquired in 2020 by Infosys for $250M), Clene Nano (now public – NASDAQ: CLNN), The Perfumery, Atida, Pattern, Health Hero, Tinubu Square, Scent Beauty, and Builder.ai. Mr. Nielsen values time spent working closely with executive teams to solve complex problems to drive transformative growth. His greatest passion is empowering others to achieve combined goals at scale.