MCKINNEY, Texas — SRS Distribution Inc. announced that it has appointed Ryan Nelson to the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will report to Daniel R. Tinker, president and CEO, and succeeds R. Scott Vansant, who will remain with the company as executive vice president.

Tinker said the move reflects the ongoing succession planning that has been underway at SRS to ensure the continuity of financial and strategic leadership through and beyond its shareholders’ investment period.

“I have known Ryan since 2012 when he advised SRS on its first recapitalization, and we were fortunate to have him join us in 2019 as our senior vice president of M&A and Strategy, where he has taken us to an entirely new level," said Tinker. "Ryan brings the passion, strategic mindset, and experience to help us build a world-class distribution business. This decision also paves the path for Scott to assume an important operating role, while facilitating an effective transition of responsibilities to Ryan. I can’t thank Scott enough for all he has done and continues to do for the company and our shareholders.”

Prior to SRS, Nelson had a 20-year career in corporate development and investment banking, where he most recently served as a managing director of Harris Williams. Nelson has worked with private and public companies on merger and acquisition and capital raising transactions throughout his career, including extensive experience in the building products distribution industry.

Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.