Nate is the Senior Vice President of Design and Innovation at Newell Brands.
Prior to Newell, Nate founded the NewNorth Center for Design in Business, a non-profit focused on teaching Design Thinking and dedicated to revitalizing innovation within clients’ organizations. Nate also served as Executive Vice President and Provost of the Art Center College of Design, where he launched Graduate Studies, Entertainment Design, International Studies and the Corporate Partnership Program. Nate also founded TWISThink, a consultancy that helped companies connect manufacturing to new product development. Prior to that, Nate served as Group Vice President at Johnson Controls, where his responsibilities included overseeing Advanced Engineering, Market Research and Design, as well as 350 staff members internationally.
Nate received his undergraduate education in Automotive and Product Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Nate is on the Board of Southwest Michigan First and has served on the advisory board of Design Management Institute and Art Center Board of Trustees.