About Us


Dave Nelson


Managing Partner

Ducere LLC 

Dave Nelson was a founding member of Ducere LLC in May 2011 and supports clients in the development and execution of downstream infrastructure transactions.    

Mr. Nelson brings 30 years of energy industry experience to this role, including the past twenty years with BP Products NA and its predecessor company Amoco.  During that time, Mr. Nelson has led the delivery of downstream transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $5 billion US.  Mr. Nelson also managed the strategy & performance delivery for the trading, supply, logistics and NGL businesses as part of the BP Amoco merger.   

Prior to joining Amoco in 1991, Mr. Nelson worked in senior project management roles for Fluor Engineering & Construction.  Mr. Nelson also was a consultant for Altair Ventures, and a treasury analyst for FMC Corporation.   

Mr. Nelson holds a MBA from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. 

Karen Bojak

Business Manager
Ducere LLC

Karen Bojak joined Ducere LLC in September 2011 and handles all aspects of managing the business.
Karen's background is in sales, marketing and event planning.  Karen worked for Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for ten years and Air Products for three years.

Karen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Personnel/Industrial Relations from the University of Cincinnati.


 George Ott

Ducere LLC

George Ott joined Ducere LLC in January 2013 and supports clients in the development of energy supply and transportation strategy and associated commercial transactions.  

George brings 34 years of energy industry experience in petroleum refining, pipeline strategy and commercial development with BP and its predecessor company Amoco Oil. During that time, he supervised process research and commercialization of major new refining processes, managed the technical division of a large refinery, led strategic planning for a pipeline business unit and managed pipeline and storage development for a major Midwest refinery expansion.    

 George holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue and received in-service business training from Harvard.