Welton Capital Private Equity


Bryan Welton Jr.

Bryan L. Welton Jr.
Founder and Managing Director

Company owner and namesake, Bryan Welton Jr. MBA, has a proven record and tenacity for business growth, coupled with an impressive background in technology and operational efficiency. His formal education encompasses a B.S. in Political Science and an MBA in E-Commerce Systems. Like other great entrepreneurs, his extensive and ongoing “informal” studies include Law, Finances, and Organizational Behavior. Welton has personally served as CEO and/or board member to several successful ventures over the last 15 years.

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson
Advisory Board Member

Michael Nelson serves as an advisory board member of Welton Capital and has a decade of professional experience in investing in, and advising entrepreneurial and growth companies. Mr. Nelson's career spans private equity, investment banking and management consulting across a variety of industries, such as: software, payments & transaction processing, outsourcing, financial services, manufacturing, distribution and business services.

  • MBA, Finance and Management Strategy Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
  • BA, Economics, Brigham Young University
  • SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, 2011-present
  • Highridge Group, 2009-present
  • Republic Private Equity, 2007-2009
  • Piper Jaffray, 2004-2007
  • Bank One, 2000-2004

Scott Phillips
Advisory Board Member

  • J.D. Degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU) (1983-86)
  • B.S. Degree from Brigham Young University (1977-81)
  • Major: Accounting
  • Minor: English
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (2002-present)
    Wealth Manager
    Works with high net-worth individuals, business owners and executives, and professionals.
    Helps clients achieve financial security with proven strategies and products.
  • Harris, Carter & Phillips, Attorneys at Law (1987-2001)

Nate Steed

Nate Steed
Advisory Board Member

Nate Steed joined the law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in 2008. He concentrates his practice in Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Health Law and Privacy and Information Security Law. Nate regularly advises clients in connection with their acquisition of software, hardware and other technology. He also counsels clients on understanding and complying with state and federal privacy and information security laws. Nate is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Law Section and the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association.

  • Indiana University J.D. 2008 cum laude
  • Brigham Young University B.A. 2000 cum laude
  • Associate, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Grand Rapids, MI 2008 - present
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Marc Kellams, Bloomington, IN 2006 - 2007
  • Owner, Delcourt Digital Video, Lansing, MI 2003-2005
  • Ethnohistorical Researcher, James M. McClurken & Associates, Lansing, MI 2000-2002