Matt Nelson (Political Science 1996) is an executive vice president and head of Wells Fargo’s Credit Resolution Group (CRG). CRG is responsible for timely resolution of problem wholesale bank credits and related products offered by many of Wells Fargo’s business units, including Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking Group, Asset-Backed Finance, Securities and Investment Group, and Regional Banking.
Matt joined Wells Fargo in 2005, and has been involved in several of its platforms. Most recently, Matt was managing director and head of originations for the Gaming Division of the Corporate Banking Group. He also founded and was head of Wells Fargo Gaming Capital, LLC, which provides development capital and acquisition finance; subordinated, second-lien, and mezzanine capital; and select equity commitments. Prior to the Gaming Division, Matt was a senior vice president and division manager in CRG. Matt began his tenure with Wells Fargo at Wells Fargo Foothill, where he was a managing director in its Specialty Finance Group responsible for sourcing, structuring, and executing syndicated debt transactions for middle-market-leveraged cash ﬂow transactions in the gaming, restaurant, and hospitality industries.
Before joining Wells Fargo, Matt was a commercial ﬁnance and restructuring attorney in private practice. Matt has served on several nonproﬁt boards. He is a past chairman of the American Bar Association Board of Governors’ Finance Committee, and currently serves on the Michigan State University Department of Economics Advisory Board. Matt holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and a B.A. from Michigan State University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.