John P. Nelson

Managing Director and Head, Industrials

Mr. Nelson is a Managing Director and Head of Cowen’s Aerospace & Defense / Industrials Group. Prior to joining Cowen in 2007, Mr. Nelson led the A&D effort at Legacy Partners Group, a middle market focused M&A firm. Previously, Mr. Nelson was a Managing Director at Bank of America Securities, where he headed the Technology & Business Services Group. Prior to Bank of America, Mr. Nelson worked at Salomon Smith Barney and Bear Stearns, where he focused on technology-related mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Nelson received an MBA with Distinction from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a Master of International Public Policy with Honors from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. He has a BA in Management from Gettysburg College. Prior to business school, Mr. Nelson served as a Captain in the U.S. Army.

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