2950 N. Harwood Street, Suite 2200
Dallas, Texas 75201
Tel: (214) 310-1083

Cresta Team

Benjamin Nelson

Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Nelson joined Cresta in 2019 as General Counsel and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Nelson has over 27 years of experience, including ~10 years with the Ray L. Hunt family, first as General Counsel to the Hunt family private equity arm, and then with InfraREIT, an electric transmission REIT that completed a $500mm+ IPO with Mr. Nelson as General Counsel. He worked as a corporate transactional attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski, Wilson Sonsini and a predecessor to KL Gates from 1996 to 2007. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Nelson was President of Energent, L.P., a start-up private equity fund focused on renewable energy investing, and he also served as General Counsel to Motive Drilling Technologies, a downhole drilling intelligence company, through its 2017 sale to Helmerich & Payne. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University and J.D. from Duke Law School.