Mr. Nelson has more than 17 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 & 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.