Mr. Nigel Long
Term expires August 31, 2027. Appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper.
Nigel Long is founder and Senior Managing Director of Trade Street Advisors, LLC, an investment banking firm with associates in Charlotte, Washington DC, Chicago, and New York. He is a seasoned investment banker with 25 years of experience and serves as a senior advisor to Fortune 500 companies and CEOs of some of the nation’s largest Minority Owned Businesses, primarily African-American-, Hispanic- and Asian-owned.
Long is also founder and President of The Dilworth Companies, Inc., a private investment firm that has invested in or advised on nearly $1 billion worth of private equity and real estate transactions. His investment banking career began at First Union Securities.
Long has served on the boards of directors of several private companies and civic organizations, including the Charlotte Community Capital Fund which he helped launch for the City of Charlotte. In 2018, he was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the Board of Trustees for the NC Supplemental Retirement Plan which governs the NC 401(k)/457 Plans and the NC 403(b) Program valued at over $14.5 billion.
Long contributed to national studies and reports including, “The Minority Business Challenge: Democratizing Capital for Emerging Domestic Markets” (U.S. Dept. of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency/the Milken Institute), and the “Financial Innovations in Low Income Communities” project. He was an invited guest at The White House for urban policy briefings during the terms of President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and President Donald Trump.
Long attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration. He resides in Charlotte with his wife Christy.
Long chairs the Revenue Generating Committee.