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Hi, I’m Nate.

This site serves as a way to collect and organize my thoughts*. I find it helpful after I finish a book, visit an exhibit, travel to a new place, or learn something new to reflect on it. Sometimes it’s a few sentences, a photo, or just a quote or excerpt that I found interesting, other times it’s something longer. The site is mostly for me, but maybe others will find it useful.

I’ve been an entrepreneur for 20+ years in technology, finance, renewable energy, and real food. I started my first company, Technacity, while at the University of Illinois. As a partner in Infinium Capital Management, I traded everything from carbon to treasuries, and helped lead the transition to electronic trading. For the last ten years, with an emphasis on sustainability, I co-founded Amp Americas and The Fresh Factory. In 2010, I formed New Frontier Holdings to manage all my personal investing activity. I also serve on the board of 60 Decibels (an end-to-end impact measurement company) and Acumen Fund (a global nonprofit working to change the way the world tackles poverty). I live and work in Chicago (mostly) but can often be found in Northern California or at New Frontier Farms (and dog rescue) in Wisconsin.


2022 – Present,  University of Chicago

Graduate Student at Large

2006, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chicago Management Institute Program

1998 – 2000,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering

1994 – 1998, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering

*As such I reserve the right to speculate, be totally wrong, have typos, and sound stupid.