Carl Nelson

Carl Nelson

Managing Director

Mr. Nelson is a Managing Director at HCI Equity Partners, focusing on the diligence, acquisition and management of our portfolio companies.

Prior to joining HCI, Mr. Nelson worked at Hidden Creek Industries. During his time there, Mr. Nelson worked closely with its portfolio companies including Automotive Industries, Tower Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Group. Mr. Nelson assisted in completing over 50 acquisitions and in securing debt financing totaling more than $2 billion. He was also integrally involved in taking four companies public during his tenure there.

Prior to joining Hidden Creek Industries, Mr. Nelson spent ten years in the Accounting and Advisory Group of Arthur Andersen & Co. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Winona State University.

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Portfolio Companies


  • TSMĀ Corporation
  • Tribar Technologies
  • Commercial Steel Treating Corp
  • CertifiedSafety



  • Dynamic Systems, Inc.
  • Herndon Aerospace & Defense
  • Total Container Group, Inc.
  • Naumann Hobbs Material Handling
  • Power & Composite Technologies
  • BHM Technologies, LLC

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