Professor of Practice, Accounting
Brian Nelson began teaching in the MBA program in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in 2008. He currently provides strategic advisory and financial consulting services to both public and private companies. Mr. Nelson has more than 25 years of practical experience in accounting and finance, ranging from executive finance positions with both emerging and established technology companies in Silicon Valley. He was chief financial officer of Identiv, a leader in providing physical security and secure identification solutions, and also idOnDemand, a pioneer in cloud-based identity management solutions that was acquired by Identiv in May 2011. Prior to that, he served for five years as vice president of finance and CFO of Kleer Corporation, a wireless audio company. His previous positions also include vice president of finance for Silicon Access Networks and for PlanetRx, corporate controller for LinkExchange (acquired by Microsoft) and various other technology start-ups. He was also an audit manager with KPMG LLP in Silicon Valley.
Nelson received his bachelor of science degree in accounting from San Jose State University, studied in the MBA program at Santa Clara University, and earned his CPA license in the State of California.