Elan has been Managing Director of Alpine Consolidated, a Washington based venture investment company, since its founding in 1996. He led the successful launch, IPO, and sale of multiple public travel and technology companies in the US and the UK, and subsequently served as a Director at Hotels.com, chairing the Special Committee and overseeing the sale of the company to IAC/Inter-ActiveCorp. Elan is a founding Director of Great Wolf Resorts, Mountain Reservations and former Chairman & CEO of AudioNow Holdings from 2008 until its successful sale in 2017. He has chaired the boards of non-profit institutions including the Hirondelle Foundation, the Washington International School, and OurTime.Org. He speaks five languages and holds graduate and law degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and American University.