“Topper” Gurdon Flagg Quinn formed the Challenge Group of companies based primarily in the Cayman Islands, but with offices in London, New York and Dubai in 2006 as a private equity structure for various investment opportunities.
His investment banking career started in 1988 with the Ansbacher Group, which provided mergers and acquisitions advice. In 1994, Topper co-founded Knatchbull Quinn Communications, a media investment company based in London. In 2000, Topper founded Greater Challenge Venture Partners, a consulting firm which provided corporate advice to the various companies active in technology, real estate, telecommunications, media and entertainment, food, natural resources and the fashion industries.
In 2005, Topper created Opportunity Limited, a London based consulting firm to help clients such as corporations, private equity and hedge funds access the capital markets worldwide. Topper continues to identify esoteric sources of expansion capital for its various clients worldwide.
While still at New York University, Topper worked summers as a roughneck in the oil & gas fields of Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming and helped to operate an electric arc furnace in Sweden. Topper graduated from New York University TOSA with a BFA in 1987 where he wrote, produced and directed short films and authored screenplays.