CHRIS NELSON OUR CEO AND PRESIDENT
In 2013 Chris came on board and was promoted to President in 2016 and CEO in 2020. Chris leads with the company vision at the forefront. Our vision to this day has not changed and guides us to combine passion, partnership and service so that we can redefine and lead our industry. With Chris captaining the ship, the company continues to consistently march towards its vision. Chris and his team are also ambitiously determined to execute the Company’s strategic plan, which includes finalizing the foundation to continue to scale our business, increasing sales in all of our categories and making sure we have the right team in place to ensure continued world-class service to our customers.
After graduating from Law School, Chris joined a multinational company, and lived and worked for almost 15 years overseas. In his last overseas stint, Chris led a government relations team of over 100 professionals located in more than 23 countries.
After his overseas work, Chris and his family moved back to his hometown of Mantoloking, New Jersey. He was immediately put to work, and utilizing his government relations expertise, he helped his town and surrounding communities recover and rebuild from the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy. Chris fondly remembers that time as both personally and professionally rewarding.
Chris and his wife Shannon met at the University of Vermont and they have been together ever since. Their family includes their two children, Connor and Haley. Chris and Shannon enjoy playing tennis and pickle-ball, as well as boating and paddle boarding in both Florida and New Jersey. Prior to moving to Florida full-time, Chris was a three-term council person and a volunteer firefighter in New Jersey. Chris graduated with a double major in History and Political Science from the University of Vermont and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.