It all began for Greg Nelson with basketball and the Carlsbad Boys Club. Growing up in Carlsbad, California in the 1960s as the eldest of two sons of a single mother, the Club was Greg’s second home and the basketball court was where he honed the teamwork skills that would propel his business success.
A decade later, a friendly basketball game with two buddies led Greg to the first of three eminently successful medical orthopedic ventures. DonJoy, Inc. (now DJO Global), established in 1977 and sold in 1987 for $23 million, is still the world’s largest manufacturer of knee braces. After serving as President of DonJoy, Greg went on to serve as Chairman of BREG, Inc. and as Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of United Orthopedic Group.
Like his career and life, Greg’s books exemplify the positive power of teamwork. He says, “At the Club, on the court and in business, I was supported and coached by caring mentors. Now I want to emulate my role models by motivating others to think and act as a member of a team.”