Gregory Nelson - Partner

Interim management for industrial-focused multinationals wanting to improve commercial performance, tighten up business processes and develop new segments across EMEA.

Core skills and competencies

  • Planning & Implementation (Diversification, Acquisition, Consolidation)
  • Multi-cultural Team Building, Integration & Leadership
  • Organizational Optimization, Turnaround & Change Management
  • Cross-Border Distribution & Sales Channel Improvement
  • Partnership & Alliance Negotiation for Joint Ventures & Technology Transfers

Specific offers

  • Developing and enhancing regional management performance
  • Optimizing and improving business processes
  • Third-party partner network development and integration
  • Coordinating and facilitating technology-sharing projects
  • Start-ups and cross-border ventures in new geographies


  • University of Chicago (BA Physics & Philosophy, 1974)
  • Université de Paris IV Sorbonne (DSEF 1976)
  • INSEAD, France (MBA with distinction 1984)



  • English (Monther tongue)
  • French (Excellent)
  • German (Basic)



  • Specialized industrial coatings & optical media (12 years)
  • Software development & specialized publishing (6 years)
  • Manufacture of electronic equipment & components (4 years)
  • Specialty cables & systems for industrial heat tracing (2 years)
  • Management consulting & venture capital (6 years)



  • Managing Director & Chairman (7 years)
  • Director Strategy & Development (10 years)
  • Director Sales & Marketing (8 years)
  • Engineer & Consultant (7 years)


Interim management

Projects are primarily focused on international business development for industrial and technology-oriented environments including executive development and business process improvement.

Specific assignments cover restructuring, expansion and reorganisation of commercial and marketing operations as well as strategic partner development and implementing shared technology ventures.

Client companies include both small, technology-oriented start-ups as well as larger better established companies, both privately owned and publicly traded.



  • Consultant with A.T. Kearney (Chicago, Paris, Wiesbaden & Brussels)
  • Independant and cient-specific consultanting assignments for Compaq/Hewlett-Packard, IBM, INTEL, Microsoft,Technicolor and Thales among others on product development, marketing and positionning for Europe


Board positions

  • Chairman at Cafco Italiana (3 years)



  • Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA)
  • Guest speaker/moderator at COMDEX (Las Vegas) and MILIA-MIPTV (Cannes)
  • Seminars on optoelectronic components and sub-systems


Other information

  • Certified Master Practitioner (NLP)
  • Leadership in Management (Leadership Trust)
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making (Kepner-Tregoe)
  • Significant periods of residency in France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Project specific work in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Dubai and Kazakhstan


For more information about this Senior Partner, please contact him by email.

Gregory Nelson

+33 6 74 20 71 92


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Address (primary):
59 rue de Clichy
75009 Paris

Address (secondary):
796 South Saticoy Avenue
Ventura, California
93003 USA