- Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 303 689 8800
- B.A., Political Science and Computer Science, George Washington University
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
- Merger Integration
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
Eric Nelson is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Denver and Washington, DC. He is a member of the Telecom, Media & Technology industry practice within the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. He has over 36 years of experience in IT and has consulted a range of small, mid-market and international companies. He has deep experience across multiple industries and technologies, including telecom, utilities, finance, transportation, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare, retail, cloud computing, data centers, vendor selection and cyber security.
Mr. Nelson’s background with startup companies, turnaround efforts and merger and acquisition situations makes him an expert executive consultant in all the IT aspects of spin-offs, carve-outs and acquisition due diligence. He is an expert in enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) applications, especially as they extend though billing, ordering, customer relationship management and the entire quote-to-cash lifecycle. He has architected, built and implemented numerous complete Office of Strategic Services and business support system ecosystems across all domains of various wireline, wireless and IP-based telecom communications service providers (“CSPs”).
Mr. Nelson’s executive experience includes being the Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer for several new companies and spin-offs, including a U.S. 271 long-distance spin-off for Verizon Wireless, a North American next generation IP communications service provider and a U.S. CLEC/CSP. He served as the Turnaround IT Executive for an international data communications provider, resulting in sale of 1X forward-looking revenue in 18 months. Mr. Nelson also provided the NFL Players Benefits Office with Interim Chief Integration Officer services, including IT strategy and digital transformation, emerging technologies and infrastructure modernization.
In regards to transformation work, Mr. Nelson conducted a multi-million agile software development and digital transformation project for an internationally-deployed open source web application. He also created enterprise business and technical architectures and IT strategy roadmaps for multiple small businesses, non-governmental organizations and non-profits, including ERP, back and front office, infrastructure and digital transformation. He also completed application modernization projects for multiple small businesses, including emerging technologies assessments and recommendations.
Mr. Nelson’s implementation experience includes ERP implementation for an international recording and digital rights management company, business intelligence and data analytic implementations across multiple industries and the Smart Grid service-oriented architecture integration implementation for a large utility company. He also conducted a cloud migration and virtual desktop project for a $40 million non-profit.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Nelson was a Managing Principal at Synaptitude Consulting, where he specialized in IT strategic consulting, custom software development and IT infrastructure consulting.
Mr. Nelson holds a B.A. in Political Science and Computer Science from George Washington University.