Ryan Nelson

Managing Director

Mr. Nelson has more than 18 years of experience executing merger, acquisition, divestiture, and strategic advisory transactions. During his career, he has advised both public and private companies across a variety of sectors, including building products; chemicals; manufacturing; packaging; and specialty distribution. Prior to joining Harris Williams, 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.