Nelson Soler is an innovative entrepreneur who has founded two for-profit and three non-profit organizations. Soler has utilized his educational and advocacy capacities to facilitate the formation of more than 700 enterprises in the greater Milwaukee area. Hundreds of individuals have benefited from Soler’s expertise in: entrepreneurship, accounting and marketing. Soler’s accomplishments received recognition by the national and local media. As a result of that recognition, Soler received the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Entrepreneurial Excellence Award 2012, the 13th Governors’ Partnership In Action Award in 2011, National Supplier Council Supplier of the Year Class 1 Award in 2011, The UMOS Hispanic Man of the Year Award, the Central City Award by the Business Journal in 2010 and the United States Small Business Administration Award from the State of Wisconsin in 2007.
Soler has a very diverse experience in banking, international business, county government, mining equipment manufacturing, academia, real estate and the electric utility industry. He has lead teams in federal contracting compliance, business development, ,international sales and documentation, ERP systems upgrade, corporate communications and training.
His education includes a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (01) and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics (01) from the State University of New York of Buffalo; a Masters in Business Administration (93) and a Masters in International Business and Marketing (99) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Soler is also a graduate from Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program (03) and the Associates in Commercial Real Estate Program (08) from Marquette University. Soler has also completed eight programs from the Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. Additionally, he holds a Wisconsin Real Estate Brokers License, Enrolled Agent to practice in front of the IRS, Economic Development Financial Specialist and a Next Level Entrepreneurial Instructor Certificate.
Soler’s community involvements include: President, Latino Entrepreneurial Network of South Eastern Wisconsin, Vice-Chair of the State Ethnically Diverse Coalition, and Advisory Member of the Wisconsin Bank and Trust Greenfield’s Office. Member; Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.