RESUME DAVID J. NELSON 500 Fifth Ave, #800 Des Moines, IA 50309(515) 246-1500
Equity Development, LC (formerly D.J. Nelson & Co.), Des Moines, Iowa
(1978 to present)
principal, mergers & acquisitions intermediary and consulting firm which
specializes in initiating and facilitating transactions involving ownership
interests in middle market companies.
Related services include valuation of private equity holdings and capital
development. Clients are generally
manufacturers, distributors or service concerns. Transactions include recapitalizations and
Nelson & Co., Des Moines, Iowa
(interim 1983 - 1992)
and Principal, financial consulting firm offering corporate financial consulting
services similar to those of Nelson Equity Development, LC.
Paint Manufacturing Co., Des Moines,
Financial Officer, integrated regional manufacturer and distributor of paint
and allied products. Provided urgently
needed technical expertise and personal leadership to establish and modernize
management controls for this long-established company which had been buffeted
by management change, unprecedented competitive developments in its
consolidating industry and the energy price inflation of the early 1970's. Involved in all aspects of general and
financial management, with particular responsibilities for financial controls,
development of management information systems and a corporate acquisition
Foods, Inc., Humboldt, Iowa (1968-73)
Financial Officer in four-person management team which established new
company. Raised over $5 million in debt
and equity to establish what became the world's largest fully-integrated
single-site egg production and processing complex which was a highly profitable
concern at the end of this time.
Trust Company, New York, NY (1964-66)
Analyst and loan officer trainee.
of Business Administration (1966-68)
Business Administration degree, 1968.
Qualified for concentration in general management and marketing. Top one-third of class.
of Business Administration (1964-66).
student of management while also working full-time at Irving Trust
Company. Completed about one-half of the
course work required for an MBA with a concentration in finance.
Arts degree, 1964. Liberal Arts course
of study with concentration in English.
Extra-curricular activities included music, theater, athletics,
publishing and part-time work.
AND OTHER ACTIVITIES:
member Plymouth Place Board of Directors
of Directors of Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ
member Riverfront YMCA Board of Managers
member Board of Directors Youth Law Center, Des Moines
Match Capital To Growth: A Case History," Iowa Commerce Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 7, October, 1994.