Forbes executive editor resigns

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Brett Nelson, the executive editor at Forbes, has resigned and will leave the magazine on Friday, a spokeswoman confirmed to Talking Biz News.

He is moving to Tennessee for personal reasons.

Nelson has been with the magazine for 14 years. In 2005, he moved over to Forbes.com to launch a section covering entrepreneurs.

Nelson actually studied mechanical engineering after college. But after two years of working in a machine shop, he switched careers.

In his 14 years at Forbes, he wrote about large corporations, money managers and investment strategies — good and bad.

“For my money, though, the most fascinating subjects are self-made wealth builders,” he wrote on Forbes.com. “Now, as Executive Editor (with an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at NYU) overseeing coverage of entrepreneurs and small businesses, I get to share their triumphs and hard-won discoveries with the world.”