Cleveland-based Diversified Fall Protection, a fall protection consultancy firm, announced on Monday that it had named Travis Nelson as the company’s new CEO. 

“We are truly honored to have someone of Travis’ reputation and expertise at the helm of our company,” said William Huber, chairman of the DFP Board and partner with North Branch Capital, which invested in DFP in May of 2019. 

“His industry knowledge, visionary leadership, and ability to unite teams toward a shared vision are precisely what DFP needs to solidify its position as an industry leader,” Huber added.

Nelson first began his stint with DFP in 2019 as vice president of Engineering, and later as vice president of Strategy, the company said in a March 4 news release about Nelson’s elevation to CEO. His tenure at DFP commenced after acquiring PEAK Fall Protection, where Nelson served as managing partner and president for nearly 12 years. 

“I am thrilled about the opportunities this appointment presents,” Nelson said. “DFP is truly exceptional, primed for remarkable growth and success. With a team of exceptionally dedicated and talented individuals possessing the requisite expertise and commitment, we are poised to elevate our service standards and foster innovation.” 

Established in 1994, DFP currently employs more than 300 professionals across six U.S. locations; the company has quadrupled in size since 2019, propelled by four strategic acquisitions between late 2019 and 2021, including PEAK Fall Protection, Fall Protection Services, Rooftop Anchor, and Versatile Systems, Inc. 

DFP specializes in assessing fall protection concerns within its portfolio, identifying risks, and delivering recommendations. DFP services encompass the implementation of engineered solutions alongside ongoing inspection and certification, ensuring compliance and safety. 

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