John Nelson

Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Nelson serves as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at Prolacta Bioscience where he leads the Human Resources, Information Technology and Legal functions.

Mr. Nelson has over 30 years of leadership experience in Human Resources, working for both public and private companies in a variety of industries including insurance, education, manufacturing, and retail.  Before coming to Prolacta, Mr. Nelson served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at Employers Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded worker’s compensation insurance carrier based in Reno, Nevada. As CAO, Prior to his role at Employers Holdings, Inc., Mr. Nelson served as the Vice President, Human Resources and Administration at Fielding Graduate University, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. 

Mr. Nelson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Antioch University. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resource Management.