Gregory S. Nixon

Head of Strategic Investments, Senior Managing Director, and Senior Legal Counsel, Cerberus Capital Management at Cerberus Capital Management

Mr. Nixon is Head of Strategic Investments for Cerberus. In his role, he focuses on investment opportunities with the potential to drive technological, security, and defense advancements across sectors and geographies.

For over a decade, Mr. Nixon has partnered with Cerberus and its affiliates across a diverse array of projects and investments. He has been a Managing Director with Cerberus’ industry-leading operations team, Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, and has served on the Board of Directors for several Cerberus portfolio companies, including most recently Navistar Defense, where he is Chairman, and Sparton Corporation.

Prior to rejoining Cerberus in 2021, Mr. Nixon served in a variety of senior executive roles leading significant global strategic and operational initiatives. His experience includes leadership roles at DynCorp International (a Cerberus portfolio company), CH2M Incorporated, McKinsey and Company, and Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. He also served as an executive advisor to Tracker Capital Management, a venture capital investor founded by Cerberus Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer Steve Feinberg that invests in high-potential technology growth companies.

Prior to his career in the private sector, Mr. Nixon served in senior positions in the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Government Accountability Office. His technology experience includes being a licensed patent attorney, serving as Special Intellectual Property counsel for the Defense Department, and being a commercial litigator at the international law firm of Howrey and Simon.

Mr. Nixon has a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University. He is also a retired Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer (Lt. Colonel).

He is a recent adjunct professor of law at Howard University Law School and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund as well as the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington and the Executive Leadership Council.

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