Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson

Vice President, Aerospace

Andrew Nelson is a successful aerospace leader who thrives in the fast-paced dynamic, hi-visibility commercial space environment, routinely engaging with executive level civil, military, and elected government leaders and C-Suite executives. Andrew is an accomplished advisor to commercial aerospace companies and private equity, venture capital, and public security investors having participated in over $10 Billion of completed transactions since 2018. Now, as Vice President of Aerospace for RS&H, Nelson leads the architecture, engineering, and infrastructure design firm’s space business as a trusted advisor, innovative problem solver, and creative leader for his clients and team. Andrew also is Chairman of ASTM F47, The Committee on Commercial Space, a participant with various committees of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, and a member of NFPA’s Committee 461 on Spaceport Facilities Fire Protection. Nelson started his career working for Pan Am World Services on the Eastern Test Range as an engineer on missile tracking ships and range safety systems. He furthered his career as a team leader for MITRE Corporation focused on DoD and civil aviation systems including participation as the DoD representative to NATO and ICAO. He led the International Aviation & Space Team for Booz Allen & Hamilton from the London and Paris offices through the first wave of proliferated LEO constellation developments in the 1990s and the introduction of satellites into the global air traffic management system. After graduate school and investment banking for 10 years, Nelson was hired as the Chief Operating Officer and then promoted to President of XCOR Aerospace before starting his own consulting firm in 2015.  He is a graduate of Ohio University (BSEE) and the MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA).  He also studied at the London School of Economics (micro-economics).

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Space Investment Track

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:00 am - 4:00 pm