Christopher Brown

Managing Partner

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A music aficionado with a longtime love for live events and entertainment, Chris has a unique combination of experience in finance, strategy and operational roles in consumer facing businesses. Prior to starting Backline, he was a senior member of the founding team and helped concept and manage a large-scale music festival, Project BHNC, in Del Mar, CA.  Prior to Project BHNC, he started Gart Capital Partners (GCP), in partnership with the Gart Family, where he directly oversaw a number of portfolio company investments and also lead the firm's deal-sourcing efforts. Over eight plus years at GCP, Chris sourced hundreds of consumer and retail deals and was involved in ten transactions, including Breeze Ski, Magellan's Travel Supplies, Swoozie's / Beaucoup and Running Specialty Group. Chris also worked for Petrie Parkman, a boutique investment bank focused on the energy/oil and gas industry, as a Vice President. He was responsible for generating revenue for the firm by establishing relationships with buy-side institutional investment managers, and supporting their investment interests in the energy industry. Earlier in his career, Chris worked as an associate for myCFO, a Silicon Valley startup as well as investment bank Morgan Stanley, as an analyst. Chris holds a BA in sociology from Princeton University where he was a member of three Division 1 national championship lacrosse teams (1994, 1996 and 1997). He currently lives in Denver with his wife and three children.

chris@backlinepartners.com


Trevor Brown

Partner and Chief Creative Officer

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Trevor is a Denver native and has been creating content for over 15 years. Having always been drawn to imagery, he decided to pursue photography when he traveled to South Africa in 1998. In 2001, he lived in Portland, ME and attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. He then returned to Denver where he became a staff photographer at Colorado’s top sports photography agency, Clarkson Creative, where he served as a team photographer for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies, as well as a staff photographer for NCAA. Additionally, he worked as photo editor on several book projects including “Where Valor Rests”, a book commissioned by the US Army and given to the families of soldiers who are killed in the War on Terror and buried at Arlington National Cemetery. His work has appeared in several publications over the years and some of his recent clients include ESPN, Vibram, Gore Tex, The NCAA, Red Bull, NBC, Trout Unlimited, and the History Colorado Center.

When he is not behind the camera, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

trevor@backlinepartners.com


Photography by Trevor Brown Photography