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neXstep Luggage, LLC

Performance luggage designed for the journey away from home.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Wilmette, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2009
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

neXstep Luggage has developed and patented a convertible handle system that provides travelers the convenience of a mobile seat and luggage rack in a single removable handle. neXstep will manufacture its own brand of high-performance luggage and also license its handle system to US and international luggage manufacturers. Our patented system also has applications in outdoor and field service industries. Our customers are frequent travelers.


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    Brian D. Gibson
    Founder and President

    As a CPA, Gibson began in public accounting in a Big Four firm. Gibson has managed the daily accounting and trading of an Investment Advisor that was successfully acquired in 2012 for a multimillion dollar purchase price. Graduate of the University of Notre Dame in Accounting 2003 (undergrad) and 2004 Masters in Accountancy. Gibson has been awarded a U.S. utility patent for the convertible handle for luggage.

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    Chris Gantz
    Director of Product and Business Development

    Chris Gantz has extensive experience running branded consumer as well as retail-oriented businesses, manufacturing and distribution services. He is an Entrepreneur who has been involved in the executive management of both public and private companies. Gantz is an Engineer who holds multiple US and global utility patents for audio technology. Gantz was previously VP of Koss Corp, CEO of Addax Sound, Executive VP of Foretell and Director of US Ext

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    Tom Sandler
    CEO Adviser

    Mr. Sandler began as CEO Adviser to neXstep luggage in January 2014. He has served as the President of Thule Organization Solutions, a leading consumer products provider. Prior to that, he was Samsonite Corporation's Worldwide Chief Financial Officer and President of the Americas.


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    John R. Linzer, Beem Law
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    Joan Bowen, Bowen & Bowen

Previous Investors

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    Brian D. Gibson, Founder - $97,000 invested in neXstep