Dean Nelson

Senior Partner in Greenwich
Current Investments: 360insights, Aceable, CallRail, DISQO, Theatro, Womply, XSELL Technologies

Prior Investments: Brandwatch

Dean Nelson joined Sageview in 2014 as a Senior Partner based in Greenwich. In his role, Dean is active in sourcing and serving as the senior representative of Sageview on deals. He also works with management teams across Sageview’s portfolio on operational opportunities.

Prior to joining Sageview, Dean was at KKR from 2000-2013, where he founded and led KKR Capstone, an operating team focused on improving performance in KKR’s portfolio companies. In addition to leading KKR Capstone, Dean served as CEO and President of Primedia and as Head of Worldwide Operations and Technology at First Data. He also served on KKR’s Portfolio Committee. In addition, he was a member of several boards of directors while at KKR, including Del Monte, Dollar General, Primedia, Sealy and the Yellow Pages Group in Canada. Prior to KKR, Dean was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group for 15 years, serving as a Partner and head of the firm’s Chicago office.

Dean attended Purdue University, where he received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude. He also has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Summa Cum Laude.

Dean lives in Darien, CT with his wife, Kristen. He has three grown children and now focuses his attention on his dog, Newton.

Outside Sageview

  • Origin Origin: Raised in Indianapolis; have been described as "hopelessly midwestern"
  • Family Family: Mother was an early female engineering graduate at Purdue; father fought in WWII at the Battle of the Bulge
  • Philanthropy Philanthropy: Supporting charities that fight hunger worldwide
  • Accomplishment Accomplishment: Took my sons to games at all 30 major league baseball stadiums
  • Travel Travel: 4+ million miles flown and 3,000+ nights spent in hotels

Current Investments

Prior Investments