Nate leads SPMB’s Digital Health, Wellness, and Life Sciences Practice. He joined the firm in 2012, initially focused on recruiting CEOs, Presidents, and functional VP-level leaders into enterprise software companies. He then co-founded and helped grow the firm’s dedicated consumer practice before also founding the firm’s health technology and life sciences practice.
Prior to joining SPMB, Nate earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University. He also worked as an IP Litigation Assistant at Ropes & Gray LLP, and conducted research at the Stanford Hospital, Stanford Law School, and Stanford Department of Psychology, some of which has been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Nate is originally from the bay area and lives in San Francisco with his wife, Christine. Outside of the office, you can find Nate playing golf, skiing, mountain biking, or cheering on the Stanford Cardinal.
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.