Director Since: 2021
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer and Director, Global Net Lease, Inc.
Education: Directors College program at Stanford University Law School; Director Program at the University of Chicago Booth Business School
Board Committees: Audit, Corporate Governance (Chair), Technology
Other Directorships (past 5 years): Chewy (since 2021); Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (2020-2021); Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (2014-2021); Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a casino-entertainment company (2019-2020); Icahn Enterprises GP (2001-2019); New York REIT, Inc. (2015-2017).
Other Background: Mr. Nelson currently serves as Chairman of Xerox Holdings Corporation, and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Global Net Lease, Inc. (“GNL”), a publicly traded real estate investment trust, a position he has held since July of 2017, and, since March of 2017, has served as a director of GNL. He previously served as a member of GNL's audit committee. He also currently serves as a director of Chewy, Inc., an online retailer of pet foods and other pet-related products. Mr. Nelson previously served as a director of: Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, formed for the purpose of effecting a business combination with one or more businesses with a focus on companies in the technology, media, and telecom industries, from December 2020 to December 2021, where he was an independent director and chairman of the audit committee; Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. from 2014 to January 2021, where he was lead director from 2019 to 2021 and a member of the audit committee; Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a casino-entertainment company, from March 2019 to October 2020, where he was a member of the audit committee; Icahn Enterprises GP from June 2001 to March 2019, where he was a member of the audit committee; New York REIT, Inc. from November 2015 until June 2017; Viskase Companies, Inc. from April 2003 through April 2010; American Entertainment Properties Corp. from December 2003 until March 2013; Tropicana Entertainment Inc. from March 2010 until May 2014; Orbitex Financial Services Group from August 1995 until March 2001; Cequel Communications, an owner and operator of a large cable television system, from April 2008 to November 2012; Take Two Interactive Software, Inc. a publisher, developer, and maker of video games and video game peripherals, from April 2010 through November 2013; and Voltari Corporation (f.k.a. Motricity Inc.) from June 2011 to September 2015, where he was chairman of Voltari's board of directors from January 2012 to September 2015. Carl C. Icahn had controlling interests in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation, and Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Mr. Nelson also previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of Eaglescliff Corporation, a specialty investment banking, consulting and wealth management company, from 1986 until 2009; chairman and chief executive officer of Orbit Aviation, Inc., a company engaged in the acquisition and completion of Boeing Business Jets for private and corporate clients, from March 1998 through 2003; and chief executive officer and co-chairman of Orbitex Management, Inc., a financial services company in the mutual fund sector, from August 1995 until July 1999.
With over 25 years of prior leadership roles and service on other company boards and committees, Mr. Nelson brings to the Board expertise relevant to Xerox, including his significant audit experience and his investment and financial expertise from serving as a director and chief executive officer.