Zean Nielsen
Chief Executive Officer

Zean Nielsen is Chief Executive Officer at Cirrus Aircraft and responsible for oversight of the company, working with senior leaders from across the business to transform innovation, operations and the customer experience. Zean joined the company in 2019.

With a career rooted in globally recognized lifestyle brands, including Tesla Motors and Bang & Olufsen, Zean brings a diverse background of strategic planning, channel diversification and groundbreaking marketing initiatives to Cirrus Aircraft.

Zean began his career at the luxury electronics maker, Bang & Olufsen, where he quickly ascended to more senior roles over a 17 year tenure, including President of Bang & Olufsen North and South America. His work gained the notice of TESLA and Elon Musk and he joined Tesla Motors in 2014 as Global VP of Sales Operations, responsible for all aspects of worldwide sales operations. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President of North American Sales at James Hardie, a leading industrial building materials company.


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