Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Nelson brings over 15 years of finance and accounting leadership experience within the rail and environmental services industries, focusing on financial planning and analysis, budgeting, strategic planning, investor relations, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and financial reporting.
Prior to arriving at Patriot in 2020 as its Vice President of Accounting and Finance, Nelson served as Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations at Advanced Disposal Services from 2015-2020. During this time, he helped oversee an initial public offering and multiple follow-on equity offerings, which raised approximately $2 billion. He also led a restructuring of the company’s debt and oversaw strategic planning. Prior to Advanced Disposal, he spent ten years at CSX in progressive leadership roles in its accounting, external reporting, financial planning, and treasury groups. He began his career in public accounting at KPMG in 2003.
Mr. Nelson received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in both accounting and economics at the University of North Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder, and Certified Treasury Professional.