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.