As Executive Vice President of Operations for ESET North America, Chad has general oversight of Operations to include: Organizational Development, IT, Business Systems, PMO, Real Estate and Facilities, Manufacturing, Procurement, Logistics and Inventory, Community Relations and Philanthropy.
Prior to joining ESET in 2007, Mr. Nelley held the post of Vice President of Operations and IT at Total Training, Inc., a content development firm developing multi-media education products for blue chip software partners such as Adobe, Apple and Microsoft along with other software OEM’s. While there Mr. Nelley was instrumental in developing, managing and supporting double and triple digit revenue growth over 7 consecutive years, implementing operational and secure IT/IS infrastructure systems to include building an ERP, CRM, estore and cart solution that drove 60+% of revenues for the company. Mr. Nelley started his technology career with Silicon Graphics Inc., as a Field Marketing Manager for the Southern California region covering San Diego, Imperial and portions of South Orange County. He has also taken on various entrepreneurial endeavors including starting a consultancy practice specializing in Organizational Development, IT/IS Systems and Project Management services.
Mr. Nelley was born and raised in San Diego and maintains a strong interest and connection to the San Diego Community. He is passionate about the region’s economic vitality having served on various technology committees and participating in organizations like the SD-CCOE, SOeC and the San Diego Economic Development Corporation. Chad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications from California State University, Fresno and is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive MBA Program.