045: Randy Nelson – Growth As An Entrepreneur
Over the past 27 years, Randy Nelson built and eventually sold two successful businesses which have produced over $1 billion in sales. He is currently the CEO of Gold Dolphins, LLC, a coaching, speaking and consulting firm for entrepreneurial leaders and their leadership teams. Randy is a founding member of the Raleigh, NC chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO). He has been a member of Vistage since 2004, and has attended the EO Birthing of Giants and EO Advanced Business Program at MIT, and the EO London Business School. Nicknamed the “Triangle’s Yoda”, he has a lifelong passion and successful track record for entrepreneurship and leadership. He served six and a half years as a Lieutenant in the Navy Nuclear Engineering Program, completing three years on the USS James Madison, a Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine from 1984-1987.
Randy Nelson is a contributor to Forbes, and was selected as one of the initial authors to publish under the brand new ForbesBooks imprint. His first book in his Decision Series for Entrepreneurs®, The Second Decision, is an Amazon # 1 best-seller. Randy has served on the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center Advisory Board at NC State University in Raleigh, NC for the past 15 years, chairing the Board in 2014-2015. General Shelton served as the nations’ #1 military advisor to both President Clinton and President George W. Bush during his service as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (1997-2001).
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