Trevor Neilson is President of G2 Investment Group, where he helps lead the firm and is focused on the creation of companies and on private equity investments in energy, real estate, security and other "pillars of need."
He is also Co-Founder of Global Philanthropy Group. In that capacity he has been involved in the creation and implementation of many of the world's most respected philanthropic initiatives. Global Philanthropy Group has designed cutting-edge philanthropic strategies for clients in every region of the world and has worked on most of the world’s most pressing problems.
In addition, Neilson co-founded Threat Pattern with a group of former officers from the Central Intelligence Agency. Threat Pattern uses innovative intelligence and counter-intelligence strategies to protect corporate assets and brands.
Earlier in his career Neilson served as Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition (GBC) which is focused on global health issues and was created with investments from Bill Gates, George Soros and Ted Turner. At GBC, Neilson reported to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and President Obama's former Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Prior to that, Neilson worked with Bill & Melinda Gates, both in their family office and as Director of Special Projects and Director of Public Affairs for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Neilson served in the White House during the Clinton administration.
Neilson is also active in a variety of personal philanthropic initiatives. He helped found Bono's Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa (DATA) organization, now called “the ONE campaign,” and continues to serve on its policy board. He also serves on the board of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and the Citizens Archive of Pakistan.