Nicolas is an entrepreneur with a background as a strategy advisor. He has been involved with private equity and infrastructure investment for the past 13 years and joined NAC Partners in December 2015. While he was the co-founder and president of the board of Quadrivium Ventures (EUR55m fund), he realized the importance of offering tailor made investment for clients with specific needs.
Prior to NAC Partners, from 2008 to 2015, Nicolas was special advisor to the CEO of Findercod, a Paris based boutique investment advisory specialized in very large infrastructure projects. At Findercod, Nicolas has been involved with some of France's largest infrastructure projects particularly in both transportation and energy.
Parralel to his work at Findercod, Nicolas was elected on the board of directors of Université Pierre & Marie Curie, as representative of Medef, the French organization for entrepreneurs. In 2009 he was elected president of the University Foundation. In this capacity he also was chairman of the board of the academic venture fund Quadrivium that he co-founded to support early stages academic start up issued from the University and it’s partners research laboratories, and within them, French Biotech companies which are synonymous of world class innovation and technology.
Nicolas Crespelle led the Publicis Group Research Unit from 1975 to 1985. He was a member of its executive committee and head of group development & diversification. In 1985 he founded the Strategic Consulting Firm, NC Conseil which this last years specialized in private financing advisory for infrastructures. In parallel, he launched and managed a professional weekly magazine publishing group focused on Politics and lobbying (« Profession Politique »; « l’Hemycicle »; « L‘Hemicycle Europe » ) and in monthly consumer magazines ("Brico Conseil Magazine"; "L’observatoire des Nouveaux Produits"). In 2003 he sold or closed these publications. Between 2003 and 2007 Nicolas was asked to advise the French Government as executive rapporteur of numerous government policy reports, or head or member of strategic advisory missions, such as; "Restructuring the Wine Sector"; "Environmental Technology venture funding", "Future of Energy", "Small Caps Financing", and "Economic Pedagogy". This last mission led him to study and advocate the launch of a Money & Economy Museum in Paris. The Banque de France took up the project, is actually building it and will open it in 2017 / 2018.
Nicolas is the author of numerous editorials and several books, the most recent assessing the crisis of 2008: « La crise en Questions » (Eyrolles Editor).
Nicolas holds the French Order of Merite, is a member of the Paris Polo Club and is practicing tennis, skiing, hiking, sailing and cycling with enthusiasm .
2010 - present
2010 - present
Paris Dauphine - University of Paris (France) - PhD in Management
Paris Nanterre - University of Paris (France) - MS in History, Geography and Ethnography