Nate Nelson​

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“The next organizational evolution is having the right systems and capabilities to solve increasingly complex business problems.  At ADAPTOVATE, we are on the forefront of helping our clients transform their people and how they work to rise to the challenge”



Nathan is the Managing Director and Partner for the US region of ADAPTOVATE where he is responsible for the success of our client engagements, the growth of our people, and as a steward of our award-winning culture.  With a blend of start-up, deep consulting, and Fortune 500 experiences, he has the unique ability to coach and advise senior leaders along their organizational transformation journeys.

Nathan is also member of the Fast Company Executive Board and has served as a partner for LA Social Venture Partners, a volunteer organization focused on providing expertise and capital for non-profit startups, and a mentor for YearUp, a non-profit dedicated to closing the skills gap for young adults across the country.

Nathan resides in Orange County, CA with his wife and two children.  In his spare time, you can find him attending one of his children’s many activites or on the golf course.

Fast Company Executive Board profile 

Nate’s Articles


Key facts:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems from Bradley University 

Executive Leadership, Yale School of Management 

Digital Accelerator Advisor – Southern Methodist University 

Start-up cofounder and advisor

Fast Company Executive Board Member – 2023

Expert areas:

  • Business Operating Model Design
  • Executive leadership alignment
  • Leadership development
  • USA