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Matt Nelson

Matt NelsonMatt Nelson is an executive vice president and Group Senior Credit Officer for Asset-Backed Finance (ABF). ABF provides direct structured lending, as well as the underwriting and distribution of asset-backed securities for clients with assets that generate long-term stable cash flows.

Matt joined Wells Fargo in 2005, and has been involved in several of its platforms. Prior to his current role, Matt was head of the Credit Resolution Group. His other roles within the company include managing director and head of originations for the Gaming Division of the Corporate Banking Group, founder and head of Wells Fargo Gaming Capital, LLC, and managing director in Wells Fargo Capital Finance’s Specialty Finance Group.

Before joining Wells Fargo, Matt was a commercial finance and restructuring attorney in private practice. Matt has served on several nonprofit boards and is a past chairman of the American Bar Association Board of Governors’ Finance Committee. 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.

Matt and his wife reside in Los Angeles with their two children.



Michigan State University Department of Economics