CEO & Managing Partner
As CEO & Managing Partner of Roo Partners, Nate leads the investment team and supports the executive search team executing executive searches for boards of directors, CEOs, C-suite leaders, and their direct reports in the technology and healthcare markets. He brings over 20 years of experience as a venture and private equity investor, operating partner, software expert and entrepreneur, having founded two successful startups.
Most recently, Nate was a managing partner at Acertitude, where he launched and scaled the healthcare practice advising early stage and middle market health care and technology companies for numerous private equity firms.
Prior to Acertitude, Nate was the founder and CEO of venture-backed workforce management SaaS company PeopleMatter, serving global brands such as McDonald’s, Subway restaurants, BP, and Marriott. Earlier in his career, Nate was part of the founding executive team as vice president of sales at Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from its rise as a startup to becoming the largest benefits-enrollment software provider in the U.S.
Nate has sat and continues to sit on the board of directors of venture and private-equity-backed software companies, served as a trustee of Hampden Sydney College, and is an active Young Presidents Organization member.
In his free time, you can find Nate flying a plane or helicopter where he holds 10 different pilot ratings from the FAA, kiteboarding or training for the next Ironman race.