Keith J. Nelsen is Best Buy’s general counsel. As Best Buy’s principal legal officer, Nelsen has overall responsibility for the company’s legal activities worldwide.
Nelsen joined Best Buy in 2005. He most recently served as senior vice president, commercial, and as general counsel for Best Buy International, managing the company’s legal responsibilities outside of the United States, including oversight of its international transactions and local law compliance. He also oversaw the company’s equity-related investments on a global basis, providing assessment, financial analysis, strategic rational and recommendations of equity investment opportunities.
Prior to joining Best Buy, Nelsen was chief administrative officer and general counsel at Danka Business Systems PLC, where he worked to maximize growth and profitability for the company in more than 20 countries. He also was responsible for worldwide legal operations and oversaw the human resources function. Before that, he was vice president, Legal, at NordicTrack, Inc. He began his career as a practicing attorney with Best and Flanagan, LLP.
Nelsen received his juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin and graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Active in his community, Nelsen serves on the Human Resources Board of VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, Minnesota’s largest food shelf) and the Board of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.