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To be truly successful, a business needs the courage to challenge itself to find powerful solutions to its toughest dilemmas. Real change can happen. Are you ready?

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The most successful businesses face their biggest problems head-on. Problems can stay problems, or they can become opportunities. Nelson Carbonell & Associates are experts at guiding ambitious businesses toward new opportunity and profitable change. Let’s get started.

Strategic Planning

Business Financing

IT Strategy

Leadership Development

Strategic Planning

  • Analysis of strengths and weaknesses of organization’s key players
  • Study of short- and long-term goals
  • Examination of business obstacles
  • Assessment of finances, human resources and operations

Business Financing

  • Assessment of financial objectives
  • Risk/reward evaluation
  • Sourcing and evaluating capital
  • Deal structuring and financing

IT Strategy

  • Creation of original IT investment plans
  • Analysis of current IT strategies
  • IT Portfolio Management
  • Enterprise Architecture

Leadership Development

  • Executive performance analysis
  • Organizational development
  • Executive coaching
  • Executive team building

Hear the story.

Nelson Carbonell has built impressive success as an entrepreneur and business strategist. He is currently president and CEO of Nelson Carbonell & Associates.

In 1993, out of his home’s basement office, Mr. Carbonell co-founded Cysive, a software company. With an initial investment of just $10,000, Carbonell grew Cysive to $50 million in revenue and 500 employees. The company went public in 1999.

Mr. Carbonell regularly speaks at universities, conferences, and seminars on mezzanine finance; going-private transactions; entrepreneurship; strategic business implementation of information technology; and systems risk management. He also serves as a key resource for the press, and industry and financial analysts.

In addition to various board positions, Mr. Carbonell serves as chairman of the board of trustees at George Washington University, where he received his education in electrical engineering. An avid skier, he spends his free time carving down the snow-covered mountains of Utah and Virginia.

No two businesses are the same.

Nelson's group has been remarkable in helping us build a more tactical, realistic and effective organizational strategy for our company. Our work with Nelson has been a real growth experience. He is an incredible listener and has offered a host of thoughtful solutions that are helping us grow our business— from the inside out—in a smarter way. To say that he's had an immediate impact on what we do day-to-day would be an understatement.

Karen Zuckerman | President and Chief Creative Officer

Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group
Nelson Carbonell & Associates

Reston Town Center
1818 Library Street, Suite 500
Reston, VA 20190

Nelson Carbonell, Jr.
Chairman & CEO