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Nicholas Valtz

Nicholas Valtz was born in Paris, earned letters as a fencer at Harvard University, loved fast cars and worked his way up to managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in New York.

At 39, married with two young children, he still found time for fresh adventures.

“He was new to kitesurfing,” his brother, Zeke Valtz, said yesterday in an e-mail. “But he engaged new activities and endeavors with enthusiasm.”
On the morning of July 20, Valtz left his home in Bridgehampton, New York, on Long Island’s eastern end, to spend time on his latest sport. Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, combines elements of windsurfing and paragliding.

After he didn’t return home, family members went searching. They found his body in Napeague Harbor, a popular spot for kiteboarding. Police in East Hampton, New York, said his body was found floating in the water secured to his kite.

At Goldman Sachs, where he worked since 2000, Valtz was a managing director in cross-asset sales. He helped manage orders for trading clients and pitch them products and ideas among different types of securities.

His wife, Sashi Valtz, also works at Goldman Sachs as head of global third-party research sales, according to her LinkedIn profile. She survives him, as do their two children.

“We’re deeply saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts are with Nick’s family,” Michael DuVally, a spokesman for Manhattan-based Goldman Sachs, said in an e-mailed statement.

Four Siblings

Nicholas Andrew Valtz was born on Sept. 26, 1974, one of five children of Robert C.K. and Marie-Claire Valtz.

His father was a graduate of Harvard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and of Harvard Business School who founded the Frame-n-Lens Optical Inc. retail chain. He also led a division of Litton Industries Inc. and worked under Robert McNamara as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense and, later, at the World Bank as deputy director for planning and programming.

Valtz received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard in 1996, where he earned letters in fencing for three years, according to the school’s website.
In March 2008, Valtz shaved his head to raise money for childhood cancer research, according to the website for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. In 2009 and 2010, he ran the Miami Half Marathon.

The website for his brother-in-law’s 2012 wedding, in which he was a groomsman, described him as “a doting father and husband” who “finds time for his other loves -- good food, the latest technology and really fast cars.”

In addition to his wife and children, survivors include his parents, who have homes in the U.S., U.K. and France, plus two sisters and two brothers, including Zeke Valtz, founder of Horizon Aviation Inc., a Warwick, Rhode Island, flight school.

To contact the reporter on this story: Laurence Arnold in Washington at larnold4@bloomberg.net
To contact the editors responsible for this story: Charles W. Stevens at cstevens@bloomberg.net; Peter Eichenbaum at peichenbaum@bloomberg.net Bret Okeson

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-22/goldman-sachs-managing-director-nicholas-valtz-found-dead.html

Nicholas passed away in July 2014.

Nicholas was a resident of New York, New York.

Time of Service: 10:30 AM, July 24, 2014
Place of Service: St Ignatius Loyola RC Church 980 Park Avenue (84th St) New York, N.Y.
07/24/2014
Visitation information: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2-5 and 7 to 9 PM.
http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Nicholas-A.-Valtz-101558271

Goldman Sachs director found dead after kiteboarding accident
By Joe TacopinoJuly 21, 2014 | 4:44am
Nicholas Valtz was found floating in Napeague Harbor.
Photo: Shutterstock ; St Baldrick's Charity Fundraiser page
A managing director at Goldman Sachs was found dead Sunday after an apparent kiteboarding accident on Long Island, cops said.
The body of Nicholas Valtz, 39, was found floating in Napeague Harbor, according to East Hampton police.
The Brooklyn resident was an amateur kiteboarder — a growing sport that combines windsurfing and paragliding. Relatives went to look for him after he did not return from the harbor, and made the tragic discovery, cops said. Valtz’s family was staying at a summer home in Bridgehampton.
Goldman Sachs promoted Valtz to managing director in 2010, according to Bloomberg.
http://nypost.com/2014/07/21/goldman-sachs-director-found-dead-after-kiteboarding-accident/

Nicholas Valtz was born in Paris, earned letters as a fencer at Harvard University, loved fast cars and worked his way up to managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in New York.

At 39, married with two young children, he still found time for fresh adventures.

“He was new to kitesurfing,” his brother, Zeke Valtz, said yesterday in an e-mail. “But he engaged new activities and endeavors with enthusiasm.”

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On the morning of July 20, Valtz left his home in Bridgehampton, New York, on Long Island’s eastern end, to spend time on his latest sport. Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, combines elements of windsurfing and paragliding.

After he didn’t return home, family members went searching. They found his body in Napeague Harbor, a popular spot for kiteboarding. Police in East Hampton, New York, said his body was found floating in the water secured to his kite.

At Goldman Sachs, where he worked since 2000, Valtz was a managing director in cross-asset sales. He helped manage orders for trading clients and pitch them products and ideas among different types of securities.

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His wife, Sashi Valtz, also works at Goldman Sachs as head of global third-party research sales, according to her LinkedIn profile. She survives him, as do their two children.

“We’re deeply saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts are with Nick’s family,” Michael DuVally, a spokesman for Manhattan-based Goldman Sachs, said in an e-mailed statement.

Four Siblings

Nicholas Andrew Valtz was born on Sept. 26, 1974, one of five children of Robert C.K. and Marie-Claire Valtz.

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His father was a graduate of Harvard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and of Harvard Business School who founded the Frame-n-Lens Optical Inc. retail chain. He also led a division of Litton Industries Inc. and worked under Robert McNamara as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense and, later, at the World Bank as deputy director for planning and programming.

Valtz received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard in 1996, where he earned letters in fencing for three years, according to the school’s website.

In March 2008, Valtz shaved his head to raise money for childhood cancer research, according to the website for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. In 2009 and 2010, he ran the Miami Half Marathon.

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The website for his brother-in-law’s 2012 wedding, in which he was a groomsman, described him as “a doting father and husband” who “finds time for his other loves -- good food, the latest technology and really fast cars.”

In addition to his wife and children, survivors include his parents, who have homes in the U.S., U.K. and France, plus two sisters and two brothers, including Zeke Valtz, founder of Horizon Aviation Inc., a Warwick, Rhode Island, flight school.

To contact the reporter on this story: Laurence Arnold in Washington at larnold4@bloomberg.net

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To contact the editors responsible for this story: Charles W. Stevens at cstevens@bloomberg.net; Peter Eichenbaum at peichenbaum@bloomberg.net Bret Okeson

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-07-21/goldman-sachs-managing-director-nicholas-valtz-found-dead

UC Board of Regents approve establishment of Valtz Family Chair in
Philosophy at UCSD
March 16, 1990
Contact: Winifred Cox, University Communications, 534-3120
REGENTS APPROVE ENDOWED CHAIR OF PHILOSOPHY FOR UCSD
The University of California Board of Regents today approved the establishment of the Valtz Family Chair in Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. The chair will be funded with a $250,000 endowment gift from Robert C. K. Valtz and his wife, Marie-Claire A. Valtz, formerly of La Jolla, who maintain residences in Britain and France.

"The endowment of the Valtz Family Chair at the university will be an enduring legacy to the campus and community," said UCSD Chancellor Richard C. Atkinson.
The Valtzes became involved with UCSD while Mrs. Valtz was a graduate student in the Department of Psychology. "When we decided to move from the San Diego area, we wanted to leave a tangible thank you to  the community here," Mr. Valtz explained. "We thought to do this by helping to strengthen the university's humanities program."

Expressing his appreciation for the unrestricted gift, Paul Churchland, chairperson of the Department of Philosophy, commented, "This endowment will greatly assist UCSD in its development of one of the world's premier graduate programs in philosophy. The Valtz chair will make possible the addition of a distinguished senior scholar--probably in the field of Moral Theory--to complement the department's existing strengths in history, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of mind."

Robert Valtz is chairman of Frame-n-Lens, a prescription eyeglass company with headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, California. His undergraduate and MBA degrees were obtained at Harvard. Formerly a senior civil servant in the Department of Defense and the World Bank, he later managed several companies for LittonIndustries. Since the mid-1970s he has been an entrepreneur and private investor.

Mrs. Valtz, who is her husband's business partner, holds master's degrees in English and psychology from the Sorbonne and a master's degree in psychology from UCSD.
As residents in La Jolla from 1973 to 1975, and 1977 to 1986, the Valtzes were active supporters of the San Diego Opera, the San Diego Museum of Art and the San Diego Ballet. Mr. Valtz served on the Community Advisory Board of KPBS and the La Jolla Chamber Music Society board. (March 16, 1990)

http://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb0615601h/_2.pdf