David W. Nelms

Director & Manager at CDW LLC

David W. Nelms

David W. Nelms

Director & Manager at CDW LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Discover Financial Services

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3226

Number of Boards

11

Birthday

1960

Age

60

Number of Awards

3

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Executive Chairman at CDW LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Aon Plc

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Industry Advisor at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Founder at Paragon Pharmaceuticals Capital LLC

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Discover Financial Services

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Manager at CDW LLC

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Executive Advisor Partner at Wind Point Partners

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Director & Manager at CDW LLC

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David W. Nelms
Director & Manager at CDW LLC
Education
MBA
Class of 1987

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. The University of Florida is ranked 14th overall among all public national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and has ranked within the top 100 universities worldwide. The University of Florida was also described as a "Public Ivy" in the book The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate and encourage the growth of the area's economy and its ability to provide for its people. The Civic Committee pursues economic development in its broadest sense by supporting efforts to improve the general business environment - the structure and processes of the local economy - so that businesses can prosper and generate jobs. The Civic Committee also works to protect and improve those parts of the local environment on which employers depend: sound and effective local government services, superior transportation and communication networks, strong education and training systems, excellent health care delivery and reasonable local tax and regulatory structures. The Civic Committee gives special attention to efforts and plans that relate to the entire Chicago metropolitan area in the belief that the City of Chicago and its surrounding territory constitute a single and interdependent economic region. In pursuing these goals, the Civic Committee seeks out partnerships with other public and private sector organizations so as to minimize duplication of efforts and to utilize the strength of coalitions representing different constituencies.

Career History
Director & Manager
Current

CDW LLC provides integrated information technology solutions. The firm's services include eprocurement integration, leasing, managed, configuration, professional and warranty services. It also offers solutions like analytics, cloud, cybersecurity, data center and network infrastructure, digital signage, digital transformation, digital workspace, print solutions and software management. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL.

Management Consultant
Prior

Bain & Company is an American global management consulting firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, serving as an advisor to many of the world's largest businessess, nonprofit organizations, and governments. Bain has 48 offices in 31 countries and more than 5,500 employees.

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
1998 - 2019

Discover Financial Services is a holding company, which engages in the provision of direct banking and payment services. It operates through the Direct Banking and Payment Services segments. The Direct Banking segment offers Discover-branded credit cards issued to individuals and small businesses on the Discover Network; and consumer banking products and services, including private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, and deposit products. The Payment Services segment includes PULSE, Diners Club, and the company's network partners business, which includes credit, debit, and prepaid cards issued on the Discover Network by third parties. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Riverwoods, IL.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

Discover Bank provides commercial banking services. The firm provides deposit, money market, and individual retirement accounts. It also offers home and personal loans. The company was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in New Castle, DE.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in 1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange and development of future leaders. Through our Global Leaders, Women’s Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, we bring together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.

Member, Federal Advisory Council
Prior - 2015

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors is the main governing body of the Federal Reserve System. It is charged with overseeing the 12 District Reserve Banks and with helping implement national monetary policy.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$500K - $1M
2018

JDRF International is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. JDRF find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its potential complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation. It was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$25K - $50K
2018

Junior Achievement of Chicago engages in the provision of educational services. Its programs are funded by businesses and individuals and are designed to be taught in the classroom by business, parent, and community volunteers. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$500K - $1M
2017

JDRF International is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. JDRF find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its potential complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation. It was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$1,000
2017

Future President & Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Bankers Association (Effective 07/2020)

$12.5K
2014

Senior Strategic Advisor at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

$2,500
2013

Vice Chairman & Managing Director at Moelis & Co.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #147
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #65
2013
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #7
2012
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
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