Gary NelsonCFO + Chief Operating Officer

Extensive executive-level leadership experience in Legal Finance, Legal Project and Program Management, Corporate Risk and Insurance, Business Continuity Management, Environmental Health Safety and Sustainability, Corporate Aviation, and Legal Risk Management.

Executive leadership experience in legal operations with a focus on improving transparency, increasing effectiveness, and reducing overall costs by driving process efficiency. Strong skills with project and program management tools and processes that enable the legal department to properly address its operational priorities. Deep experience and strong financial management capabilities, particularly for law department and related operations. Expertise driving efficiency and operational excellence in the legal function through the integration of monthly reporting, forecasting, metrics, annual plans, and budgets. Successfully implemented sourcing strategies and preferred provider programs for outside law firms. Led information technology application in areas such as electronic billing, matter management, and contract management.

Deep experience with commercial insurance and operational risk management. Hands on experience as chief executive responsible for large-scale corporate insurance programs in the areas of property insurance, liability insurance, worker’s compensation, and Directors & Officers insurance. Strong expertise in using an organization’s financial strength to self-fund key exposures to loss. Led the design, implementation, and management of an enterprise-wide Business Continuity Management program, addressing all aspects of operational risk for the organization.