Our Team

Tony NelsonTony Nelson
Founding Partner


Tony Nelson is the founding partner of TBN Consulting, LLC and began formal recruiting in 2004.  Prior to his search career, Tony spent over 12 years as an marketing and advertising professional with a blend of consumer and business-to-business experience.  This work experience required being able to find the right talent to get the work done -- often working with owners, CMOs, marketing managers and sales professionals to pinpoint the strategy and deliver flawless execution.

He has successfully placed leadership positions across many industries and functional areas, with an emphasis on marketing, marketing research, sales and business intelligence.

He holds a BA in Marketing from Montana State University.

Candace NelsonCandace Nelson


Candace Nelson is a partner of TBN Consulting, LLC.  Candace has significant consumer products and food industry experience ranging from start-ups to fortune 500 organizations.  She is a marketing professional with focus on managing a business, new products/innovation and business development.  Companies include General Mills, Recovery Engineering (PUR Drinking Water Filters), CNS (The Breathe Right Company) and Land O‚ÄôLakes.

She also has a strong financial background as she started as a Certified Public Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand.

She holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.