Nielson’s business career took him from being a CPA specializing in Taxation to the Telecom Industry where at Sprint he started as an accounting manager then became a General Manager of Government Sales and Services, Controller, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, and the National Vice President of Small Business and Consumer Marketing and Operations.
After Sprint he founded the Western Region of NEXTLINK, competing directly against US West and Pacific Telecom. Within 5 years he formed a successful regional team and 8 state subsidiaries which grew to $200 million in total revenue. Four years after a successful IPO, Dwayne retired.
Retirement lasted 4 months when he became Chief Operating Officer for a company providing broadband services to Hotels throughout the US and Europe. Within a year he led the struggling company to break even cash flow. While in this role, he was recruited to become the President and CEO or Envirocare of Utah. Within two years at Envirocare, revenue increased $50 million with a Net Profit increase of $40 million. He also became a board member and stayed in this role until the sale of the company and its rebranding to Energy Solutions.
After Energy Solutions, Dwayne focused on charitable services serving as a board member of Southern Utah University for 11 years and Chair for 6 years. He has served as a board member of the Utah County Children’s Justice Center for 7 years, two years as the Chair.
Nielson again emerged from retirement to become a CEO Coach and Mentor (Chair) with Vistage Worldwide.
Dwayne and his wife Sandy live in Alpine Utah. They have six children and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include travel, gardening, and college sports.