Nelson Staffing is lead by a team of senior executives all of whom have long records of success building and managing high growth companies and share a common passion to create industry-leading solutions for global 2000 companies.
Meet Our Management Team
Tony joined Nelson in May of 1998 as our Regional Sales Manager in the South Bay. After only six months, he was promoted to Regional Vice President for three of our branches and became Vice President for the Southern Region in 2002. In 2006, Tony was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Nelson Staffing division. During his tenure he has been recognized with two Gary D. Nelson Leadership Awards for his outstanding strength in leadership and management.
Prior to joining Nelson, Tony spent thirteen years with the companies that make up Apria Healthcare, in the home health care industry. When he left to join Nelson, he was Region Sales Manager for a $68 million territory and managed eighteen sales representatives in a four-state region. In 1996 he received their National Leadership Award. Tony has a B.S. in Business Administration from University of San Francisco.
As CEO of the Nelson Family of Companies, Craig Nelson provides strategic direction for all arms of the Nelson Family of Companies, including Nelson Staffing, Nelson & Associates, Nelson Technology, NelsonJobs.com, HRhome, and iWorkGlobal.
Craig S. Nelson joined the Nelson Family of Companies in 2001 as General Counsel with responsibility for legal, administration, safety & risk, and human resources. Eventually, three professional staffing units—Nelson Technology, Nelson & Associates and Nelson Staffing—were added to his list of responsibilities. In 2006, Craig relinquished his corporate duties to take charge of both Nelsonjobs.com and the Recruiting & Retention team while continuing to lead the staffing units. When Gary Nelson stepped down as Chairman of the Board, Craig accepted responsibility as CEO of the company in January, 2012. Highly involved in the community and participating on several boards, Craig follows the family tradition of giving back. He is on the board of the Marin Economic Forum and the executive board of the North Bay Leadership Council; he was the Chair of the Executive Leadership Committee of the 2011 North Bay Heart Walk; and he is the past Chairman of the Marin County Workforce Investment Board. Prior to joining Nelson, Craig spent seven years with the Criminal Division of the California Department of Justice and before that, three years as a litigator with the Law Offices of Bowles and Verna. Craig has a Masters of Law from the University of San Diego, his Juris Doctor from Hastings College of Law, and degrees in Business Administration and Economics from California State University, Chico. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1990.
With his wealth of experience in all aspects of the human resources industry, Gary Nelson is considered an expert in the workforce management business and continues to explore new avenues to enhance relationships with clients and candidates. Gary’s keen grasp of prevailing economic and business trends has enabled him to lead Nelson Staffing to its position as the leader in providing comprehensive service and software solutions to the workforce management marketplace.
A graduate of San Jose State University with advanced work in industrial relations, Gary worked ten years in Human Resources before founding his own company in 1970. Prior to founding Nelson, he was associated with Data Technology Corporation, Fairchild Semiconductor, American Optical Corporations’ Analytical Instrument Division, Marin General Hospital and the California State Personnel Board.