Dean Nelson

Principal-in-Charge, Advisory Services

Dean Nelson
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New York City
685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.503.6358
Fax: 212.503.6359


Dean Nelson brings more than 25 years of experience to his role as Principal-in-Charge of Advisory Services at Marks Paneth. Mr. Nelson oversees the strategic development of the firm’s suite of Advisory Services client offerings, which include Litigation Support; Forensic Accounting and Valuation Services; Trade Disputes and Compliance; Technology Services; Integrated Risk Management; Financial Advisory Services; and Transaction Advisory Services. He leads an advisory team that is focused on delivering value to public, private and not-for-profit organizations and plays a key role in expanding the service line by identifying and driving the growth of additional advisory services for the firm’s clients.

Mr. Nelson has extensive experience helping for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of business and technology strategy, technology implementations, data analytics, enterprise integration and architecture, business process consulting, IT due diligence, cloud enablement and digital transformation plans. He has advised clients in a wide range of industries, including private equity, manufacturing, real estate, nonprofit, healthcare and biotech to address the changing complex challenges organizations face.

Prior to joining Marks Paneth, Mr. Nelson led global technology and digital practices of several global and national professional services firms and major corporations.  He is recognized as a thought leader in strategy, technology, analytics, cybersecurity and business and finance transformation.

Mr. Nelson is based in Mark Paneth’s New York City headquarters.


St. Thomas University School of Business
Master of Business Administration

University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Science

Professional Memberships

Advisory Board Member, Masters Program in Business Analytics, Wake Forest University

Practice Areas

Technology Strategy
Technology Implementations
Data Strategy, Analytics and Governance
Technology Due Diligence
Strategic Planning
Business Continuity
Cloud Enablement
Software Implementation

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