Stew Nelson


20 years as an Angel Investor and entrepreneur. Founder of one of the first environmentally friendly cleaning companies in Michigan in 1992. Business plan writer and on start-up team for SolidSpeed. Business Plan and pitch coach for New Enterprise Forum. Mentor working with Ann Arbor SPARK on Staring Your Own Business and on Expert Resource Board. 

Insurance is my second career. 13 years in Property & Casualty Insurance specializing in franchise businesses, Life Science and Advanced Tech companies. Risk Management for venture backed start-ups in S.E. Michigan and Ohio. I want to become the “first call” for Life Science and Advanced Technology risk management and help move my clients from Garage to Greatness. 

Specialties: Cyber Liability, Directors & Officers insurance, Product and Professional Liability, Insuring Life Science, Clean Tech, High Technology and IT dependent business from Start-up to IPO. Insuring franchised business nationally.

Over 20,000 hours of international and domestic commercial flight hours in both military and commercial aircraft. Six years active duty military and 15 years in USAF Reserves. Retired from Northwest Airlines and USAFR.