Keith Abell is Chairman and Co-founder of N4XT Experiences, a live event company that owns LA Fashion Week and other live event properties. Prior to that, Mr. Abell was a co-founder of, and served in a variety of senior management roles at, GSC Group (and its predecessor, Greenwich Street Capital Partners, LP), an alternative asset manager. Previously, he was a managing director at Blackstone until 1994 where he, among other things, founded the firm’s first Hong Kong office. Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Abell served as a vice president at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked in the global finance, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions departments. He formerly was a principal of an independent film production company which produced numerous award-winning films, including Academy Award winner Slingblade, Academy Award nominee You Can Count on Me, Cannes winner Henry Fool, and many others. In addition to serving as treasurer and as a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, Mr. Abell serves on the board of directors of E2 Open Parent Holdings Inc. Mr. Abell has previously served as a director of numerous public and private companies and non-profit organizations. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an M.A. in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in semiotics from Brown University.