Nakisa is an Executive-in-Residence at Dynasty Equity.
Nakisa is the founder of BAVAFA Sports, co-founder of Most Valuable Promotions, former co-founder and CEO of Fertitta Capital, and former Chief Strategy Officer and CFO of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Nakisa founded BAVAFA Sports, a sports, media, and talent advisory and investment firm in 2019. Prior to BAVAFA, Nakisa co-founded and was CEO of Fertitta Capital, an investment firm focused on sports, media, and entertainment. While at Fertitta, Nakisa led investments in Action Network, Bayes ESports, FloSports, Hitco Entertainment, Moonbug Entertainment, and SportLogiq. Prior to Fertitta, Nakisa was Chief Strategy Officer and CFO of UFC where he led the sale to Endeavor, Silver Lake, and KKR. Nakisa has also held positions with Accenture, Citi, Morgan Stanley, and Mubadala.
Nakisa received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.A. from the University of Waterloo.