Michael Nelson
Senior Director
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20+ years of experience
Specializes in operations and supply chain improvement, strategic cost reduction, SG&A optimization and M&A integration and program management
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Mike Nelson is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement in Chicago.

Mr. Nelson specializes in operations and supply chain improvement, strategic cost reduction, SG&A optimization and M&A integration and program management.

Mr. Nelson has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, wholesale and B2B and B2C distribution. He has been responsible for the end-to-end operations and global supply chain functions within private equity held businesses as well as public and privately held companies.

Since Joining A&M, Mr. Nelson has led projects involving post-merger integration synergy capture assessments, rapid cost assessments in operations and branch networks, order-to-delivery process improvement and roll out, procurement cost reductions in direct and indirect materials (MRO, Chemicals, Trailers), global ocean freight RFP, award and implementation, as well as SG&A spend efficiency.

Mr. Nelson has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Colson Group Holdings, a $350 million private equity held global manufacturer where he led a complete global manufacturing and distribution footprint re-design identifying $40 million in improved EBITDA. In this role, Mr. Nelson deployed inventory tracking metrics to improve fill rates and customer service levels by 50 percent.

Mr. Nelson served as SVP, Global Supply Chain for Everyware Global, a $500 million private equity owned business. In that role, he re-structured the entire supply chain team, added capabilities in China and implemented new Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) processes to improve customer service levels by 47 percent. Mr. Nelson also successfully established a China consolidation warehouse to enable mixed product shipping, reducing cost, average inventory and lead time by 15 percent.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Nelson was a Senior Manager in the consumer products/industrial markets for Deloitte Consulting. In this role, he was heavily involved in M&A post-merger operations, supply chain optimization, in efforts surrounding SG&A cost reduction, as well as purchase spend improvement thru ‘should cost ‘modeling.

Mr. Nelson earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago with a concentration in corporate finance and business policy.