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President and CEO

With over 20 years of experience servicing US capital markets, Mr. Nelson is the founder, president and managing partner for TEN Associates  LLC.  Mr. Nelson is also a key-note speaker with industry organizations and several investment banking associations.

Prior to founding TEN Associates LLC, Mr. Nelson held key investor relation and merchant bank positions with the Wells Group, RCG Capital Markets Group and Windstone Capital Partners.  Mr. Nelson specializes in equity/ debt capital raises, strategic business development, M&A advisory, JV partnering and extensive investor relations and public relations services. Mr. Nelson has raised over $100 million in RegA offerings.   Prior to working with these firms, Tom held various brokerage positions at such firms as Merrill Lynch, Dean Witter, and American Express Financial Advisors. 

Tom attended Nassau Community College and the University of Arizona in Tucson.  He graduated with a degree in marketing and public relations.

Business Development Specialist

Ian Reed is a seasoned Business Development Specialist with a passion for driving growth and cultivating strategic partnerships. With over a decade of experience in the industry, Ian has consistently demonstrated his expertise in identifying new opportunities and nurturing relationships to achieve long-term business success.

About Ian:

With a keen eye for market trends and a deep understanding of various industries, Ian specializes in creating tailored strategies that align with organizational goals. His innovative thinking and dynamic approach have contributed to significant revenue increases and expanded market reach for both start-ups and established enterprises. Mr. Reed attended SUNY Brockport State. He majored in communications. 


Ian believes in fostering collaborative relationships and maintaining open lines of communication. He thrives on leveraging his extensive network to connect businesses with mutually beneficial opportunities. Ian's ability to anticipate market shifts and tailor strategies to meet changing demands has consistently contributed to sustainable growth for his clients and partners.


Ian's mission is to empower businesses to achieve their full potential by identifying untapped opportunities, fostering innovation, and forging strategic alliances. He is dedicated to facilitating win-win partnerships that drive economic growth and build strong, lasting connections within the business community.

Core Values:

Integrity, innovation, and collaboration are at the heart of Ian's approach. He believes in conducting business ethically and transparently while embracing innovative solutions to address complex challenges. Ian's collaborative nature ensures that every partnership is built on trust and a shared commitment to success.

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