The Legacy Companies Announces Eric Nelson as New Chief Financial Officer


The Legacy Companies Announces Eric Nelson as New Chief Financial Officer

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – April 30, 2018

The Legacy Companies today announced that Eric Nelson will join the company as its Chief Financial Officer on May 22, 2018.

As CFO, Eric will have responsibility for accounting, finance, financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, legal and human resources. He will report to Neal Asbury, Chief Executive Officer at The Legacy Companies and Greenfield WorldTrade.

“Eric has worked with fast growth and distressed companies, both public and private, including valuation, negotiation, due diligence, conventional funding, rapid-expansion and turn-around,” said Asbury. “He is the type of executive we look for at Legacy. Someone with a unique blend of experiences that will fundamentally strengthen our organization as we continue to transform and grow.”

“I am excited to be joining Neal and the team at The Legacy Companies as we continue to tackle the goals set forth,” Nelson said. “Legacy’s financial strength paired with its talented team provides the opportunity to expand and ultimately achieve on-going success.”

Nelson is a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor, Certified Public Company Director in NASDAQ, Certified Financial and Valuation Modeler and a Certified Turnaround Professional. He has held Executive leadership roles at public and private companies and private equity firms. Nelson is a founding partner with consulting firm The SCA Group, LLC and has been CFO, COO and turnaround specialist of public company DubLi; VP, Partner and group CFO for private equity group Sun Capital Partners; SVP, CFO of public company West Marine, Dental Components Inc., Fluid-Air Components, and Etcetera. Nelson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University has advanced strategic and operational training from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Purdue, Northwestern, Loyola, American Management Association, National Investor Relations Institute and the SEC Institute Inc.

Nelson takes over from long-serving CFO, Donald Cumming.

About The Legacy Companies:

The Legacy Companies, a privately owned company with a strong track record of acquiring and growing companies, is a leading food service and consumer products company that designs, manufactures and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of products under world-class brands such as Back To Basics®, Bevles®, Blakeslee®, Chef’sChoice®, Excalibur®, General®, Greenfield WorldTrade, Joseph Heinrichs®, Kold-Draft®, Maxximum®, Nautilus®, Omega®, Vinturi®, West Bend® Yonanas® and Zeroll®. The Legacy Companies is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL. More information can be found at

Contact: Meagan Bradley
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