We are the Community Banking Experts
At KPN Consulting, we approach every partner with complete attentiveness. As the only speaker placement firm dedicated exclusively to the community banking industry, we know the landscape better than anyone and the unique challenges faced by community banks, vendors, and banking associations.
Founder & CEO
Cell: (770) 262-8446
Karl Nelson is the Founder and CEO of KPN Consulting. His career has included senior positions with Silverton Bank, IDC Deposits, and Promontory Interfinancial Network. In addition, Karl served as a SVP with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta from 1991 through 2002 where he managed the sales and marketing, strategic planning, and trade association/regulatory outreach efforts and served on the bank’s ALCO. Prior to joining the Home Loan Bank, he was involved for eighteen years with various regional banks. Karl serves on the faculties of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin and Boulder, Colorado, the Graduate School of Bank Investments & Financial Management in Columbia, South Carolina, the Financial Managers School in Madison, as well as the faculties of the state banking schools in Florida and Tennessee. Karl was an organizing Director and former ALCO Chair for a de novo bank in North Carolina and consults regularly with community bank Boards and Management on business strategies.
Cell: (404) 403-8015
Eric Nelson is the President of KPN Consulting. Eric has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. As president of the firm, he is directly responsible for client acquisition, association partnerships, and marketing. Prior to joining KPN Consulting, Eric served as CFO and Managing Partner of Greenbrier Properties, a commercial real estate company that developed, owned, and operated multifamily properties throughout the country, from 2005 - 2009. His career has also included positions at Wachovia Bank, Henssler Financial Group and Ameriprise Financial, and he has held Series 7, Series 66, and Insurance Licenses. Eric received his BA in Finance with a minor in Marketing from the Terry College of Business – University of Georgia.