Advisor to the Investment Committee
Mr. Nelson currently serves as Global Net Lease (GNL) Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since July of 2017, and, since March of 2017, as a director of GNL. Mr. Nelson previously served as a member of GNL’s audit committee from March 2017 until July 2017.
Mr. Nelson served as Lead Director and Audit committee member of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (board member from 2014 -January 2021). Mr. Nelson also currently serves as an independent director and chairman of the audit committee for 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 (“TMT”) industries. Mr. Nelson also served as a director and member of the audit committee of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, a casino-entertainment company, from March 2019 to October 2020.
Mr. Nelson was previously a director and member of the audit committee of Icahn Enterprises GP, or IEP, from June 2001 to March 2019; a director of New York REIT, Inc. from November 2015 until June 2017; a director and chairman of the audit committee of the Viskase Companies, Inc. from April 2003 through April 2010; a director of American Entertainment Properties Corp. from December 2003 until March 2013; a director of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. from March 2010 until May 2014, and a member of its audit committee from March 2010 until December 2013 and a member of its nominating and governance committee until his resignation in May 2014; a director of Orbitex Financial Services Group from August 1995 until March 2001; a director and as Chairman of the audit committee of Cequel Communications, an owner and operator of a large cable television system, from April 2008 to November 2012; a director and member of the audit committee of Take Two Interactive Software, Inc. a publisher, developer, and maker of video games and video game peripherals, from April 2010 through November 2013; a director and member of the compensation, governance and strategic alternatives committees of Voltari Corporation (f.k.a. Motricity Inc.) from June 2011 to September 2015, and as Chairman of Voltari’s board of directors from January 2012 to September 2015; Mr. Nelson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaglescliff Corporation, a specialty investment banking, consulting and wealth management company, from 1986 until 2009. From March 1998 through 2003, he was 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; and from August 1995 until July 1999, Mr. Nelson was Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Orbitex Management, Inc., a financial services company in the mutual fund sector.
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