Greg NelsonChief Technology Officer
Greg Nelson serves as Opportunity’s Chief Technology Officer and leads the organization’s Digital Innovation Group (DIG), which seeks to deeply understand our clients and partners in order to develop the appropriate technologies that best serve their needs.
DIG combines Opportunity’s Digital Financial Services team and Product Innovation team to build solutions that enable clients to improve their livelihoods and break the cycle of generational poverty. Greg also guides—and is supported by—Opportunity’s Technical Advisory Council, which includes members from Microsoft, Google, and Meta.
Prior to joining Opportunity, Greg spent 26 years at Microsoft and was based in Seattle, London and Paris. As Vice President of Partner Ecosystem for Business Applications, Greg helped Microsoft’s developer community use tools and platforms to grow their businesses. His other roles spanned engineering, partner and business development, marketing, and sales.
Greg has an MBA from Harvard University, a degree in African Studies from the University of Cape Town, and a BA from Seattle Pacific University. He and his wife Laurie have two children, Becca and Tyler. They currently reside in Seattle.