Banking executive dies in kiteboarding accident

July 22, 2014 | Kiteboarding
Napeague Harbor: never go out kiteboarding all by yourself

Nicholas Valtz, managing director at Goldman Sachs, has lost his life in a kiteboarding accident, in New York.

The executive, 39, was found dead in Napeague Harbor, Long Island, New York. His body was attached to the kite.

Valtz joined the global investment banking, securities and investment management firm in 2000, and was promoted to managing director in 2010. The amateur kiteboarder had recently shaved his head to raise money for cancer.

Nicholas Valtz was married and lived in Brooklyn. He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, in 1996.

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