As CEO and Majority owner of the Briohn Companies, Nelson leads the operations of Briohn Building Corporation and Briohn Design Group.
Prior to assuming leadership of Briohn, from Brian Byrne in 2011, Nelson directed Briohn's Sales and Marketing efforts. In addition to more than 10 years of construction-industry experience, Nelson's diverse background includes international supply chain consulting and technology project-management. He focuses on ensuring the highest standards of project delivery while staying attuned with client needs through diligent customer service. Nelson leads many of the development efforts of the firm, working on build-to-suit projects with our customers.
Nelson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he studied Business and Sociology. He was captain of UW Varsity Rowing Team and was a USRowing All-American. Nelson lives in Elm Grove with his wife, Katy, and their young children. He is passionate about outdoor sports and activities and giving back to the community through charitable organizations and events. Nelson is active in YPO (The Wisconsin Chapter of Young Presidents Organization), The Vince Lombardi Cancer Funds, Southeast Wisconsin Adaptive Ski Program, Westmoor Country Club, The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, Friends of Wisconsin Rowing, and adoption related causes.