Todd Nelson
Senior Vice President – Strategic PartnershipsLightStream
Todd Nelson is SVP Strategic Partnerships for, an online lending division of SunTrust Bank. With 25+ years in consumer lending, Todd has led marketing departments and partnership programs for SunTrust Bank, Lending Club, Capital One, FirstUSA, Car Finance Capital, Bank One and several other companies. Additionally, he has worked extensively in early stage/start-ups and fintechs, building on- and offline marketing channels, strategic partnerships, direct marketing and business development functions.

Todd holds a BA from the Walter Cronkite school of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Simon School at the University of Rochester. He is an often-sought speaker and media resource for industry conferences and prestigious publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Bloomberg.

Todd is also an owner/founder of Cruz Tequila, producers of several award winning marks including Silver (Blanco), Reposado and Anejo tequilas from estate-grown agave in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.