Mr. Nelson has more than 15 years of experience executing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and capital raising transactions in the middle market. During his career, he has advised both public and private companies across a variety of industries, including advanced manufacturing; building products; paper and packaging; and business services. Prior to joining Harris Williams & Co., Mr. Nelson was a director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Wells Fargo Securities. Additional experience includes work in the corporate development group at FairPoint Communications, Inc., a private equity-backed telecom platform.
Mr. Nelson earned an M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Nelson lives in Richmond with his wife and two sons.