Nexsen Pruet Welcomes Craig Holderman as New Chief Operating Officer

Craig Holderman

Craig Holderman

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 21, 2022) – Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that Craig Holderman has joined the Firm as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Mr. Holderman will work closely with Nexsen Pruet’s Board of Directors and leadership to guide operations, strategic planning and execution.

Mr. Holderman brings over 30 years of experience in legal business administration to this new role. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC based in Greenville, S.C. Prior to joining Ogletree in 2013, Mr. Holderman spent 23 years at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP in New York. His tenure there culminated as the Firm’s Director of Financial Operations.

“We are thrilled to welcome Craig to this leadership role with Nexsen Pruet,” said Leighton Lord, Board Chair, Nexsen Pruet. “His extensive experience will be invaluable to the Firm, and I have no doubt he will be instrumental in leading Nexsen Pruet to further success.”

“I am honored and excited to join Nexsen Pruet as Chief Operating Officer,” said Craig Holderman. “With world-class attorneys and a collaborative culture, Nexsen Pruet has built a strong foundation from which to grow in the years to come. I look forward to working with the team to accelerate our strategic goals and vision so we can continue to provide exceptional results for our clients.”

Mr. Holderman grew up in Ohio, and graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1985. In 1996, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Pace University in New York. He and his wife, Kate, reside in the Upstate of South Carolina.

About Nexsen Pruet

Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet serves clients from nine offices across the Southeast. With more than 200 lawyers and professionals, the firm provides regional, full-service capabilities with international strengths.


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