As co-founder of Executive Counsel, Nelson Blitz brings a unique and extensive combination of experience to the organization. Having practiced law for over 20 years, Nelson has been in senior executive management and board of director roles as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Chief Risk Officer for global information technology services and outsourcers, James Martin + Company and Headstrong Corporation.
In addition, Nelson was a senior partner in a major Washington D.C. area law firm, where he represented national and international technology, telecommunications, distribution, retail and building industry clients. His legal experiences include handling Corporate, Transactional and Governance matters, Intellectual Property, Business Controversies and International matters in more than 14 countries.
In his role as Director of Corporate Development for James Martin + Co. and Headstrong Corporation, Nelson was the senior executive responsible for raising $191,000,000 from premier private equity groups, Welsh Carson Anderson and Stowe and H&Q Asia Pacific. He identified, structured and closed a number of acquisitions in the U.S., Europe and Asia. As Chief Risk Officer, he was responsible for implementing and operating commercial, legal and delivery risk management for multi-million dollar technology delivery, offshore and outsourcing projects.
Nelson has had speaking engagements before the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Annual Meeting. IFC is the private investment subsidiary of the World Bank Group. He also spoke for the Northern Virginia Technology Counsel CFO Series - “Raising Capital in Difficult Times” and for various other legal, community, charitable and commercial organizations. In addition he has been quoted in several national business publications including, The Wall Street Journal and The Daily Deal.
2883 Macao Drive
Herndon, Virginia 20171
(Office Visits by Appointment Only)
Areas of Practice
General Corporate/Business; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Government Contracts; Intellectual Property (Trademarks and Copyrights); Finance; Human Resources; Compliance