Jeff Nelson leads the S3 team of 150-plus employees and consultants in Richmond, VA, and, since 2006, has served as the general director of the international division of S3, based in Vilnius, Lithuania, where S3 helps leading global companies establish and grow near-shore centers.
Jeff is a Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP), the industry standard-setting certification of Staffing Industry Analysts.
Previously, Jeff was the Washington, DC-based executive director of The U.S.-Baltic Foundation, a private educational and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening ties between the U.S. and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. During Jeff’s tenure, the foundation raised and managed more than $9 million in program activities. He has also served as the development manager of the National Endowment for Democracy, a privately managed grant-making foundation funded by the U.S. Congress, with an annual budget of more than $40 million.
Today, he is a volunteer and supporter of the Richmond mayor’s Youth Academy, a member of the Cabinet of the Richmond Business Council. He is a past board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania.
Jeff earned a bachelor degree in political science, with a specialization in international relations and Soviet studies, from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master in business administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.