Since joining SPMB in 2012, Nate has played an integral role in building out the firm’s consumer and digital media practice. He has recruited CEOs, Presidents, and functional VP-level leaders for the firm’s world-class client base in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining SPMB, Nate earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Psychology from Stanford University and worked as an IP Litigation Assistant at Ropes & Gray LLP. Outside of the office you can find Nate playing baseball, basketball, golfing, skiing, or training for his next triathlon. As a Bay Area native, Nate is also an avid Bay Area sports fan and tries to attend as many SF Giants, 49ers, and Stanford Cardinal games as possible.
Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
I’ve been fortunate to see a lot of the world. In college, instead of doing a semester abroad, I did a Semester at Sea program where I sailed around the world visiting various countries over 4 months. I went to Bahamas, Brazil, Namibia, South Africa, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Costa Rica and Panama. In my other travels, I have also been to Indonesia (multiple times), Egypt, Belgium, Italy and other countries. I’d still like to see South America, the Nordics, and more of Africa!
What are your favorite movies?
A Few Good Men, Ocean’s Eleven, 8 Mile, Top Gun and Fight Club.
Who would you trade places with for one month?
Any major league baseball player. That’s always been my dream.
What’s the most non-traditional job you’ve ever had?
Rabbit handler. When I was a young boy, I worked at a fair for a weekend where my job was to carry rabbits from their cages to a judges table where they were evaluated and awarded prizes. I was paid per rabbit carried. Yes, I would do it again.
What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I’ve been shot in the arm and the bullet is still in me. No, it does not set off metal detectors.