Nate has a Ph.D. in Management & Technology with a focus on Organizational and Leader Development from George Washington University's Business School. He also has an MS in National Security Strategy from National Defense University, an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and an MBA from University of Colorado. Nate’s expertise and passion include leadership, leader and team development, executive coaching, organizational learning, innovation and strategy.
A 1990 graduate of West Point, Nate completed Ranger and Airborne training, and served as an infantry officer in Army units throughout the US and in Somalia and Iraq. Nate served as a Director in the Army’s Office of Business Transformation in the Pentagon, and as a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he taught leadership. He designed and taught executive-level Master’s courses at National Defense University on subjects related to Leadership, Organizational Culture and Change, Decision Making and Strategy.
Nate coauthored two books, Taking the Guidon, and Company Command: Unleashing the Power of the Army Profession. He was recognized among Fast Company magazine’s Top 50 Innovators Internationally in 2002 for work in connecting leaders laterally across the Army. This initiative was cited in Harvard Business Review’s “Breakthrough Ideas for 2006”. His paper entitled Leader Development In Dynamic and Hazardous Environments: Company Commander Learning in Combat, received an American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Best Paper by a New Investigator Award 2007.
Nate and his wife Joan live in Virginia and have three adult children: Ashley, Kristi, and Ryan.