Nate is currently the Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Social Responsibility for the 4x WNBA Champion Seattle Storm. In this role, he works closely with both internal and external stakeholders to develop mutually beneficial partnerships. Under Nate’s leadership, Storm team sponsorship revenue has more than tripled since he started with the franchise in 2014. He has also helped to grow Storm reach through broadcast partnerships. On the Social Responsibility side, Nate finds ways to connect the Storm mission to the community through innovative partnerships that have long term impact on non-profits and the individuals they serve.
Prior to the Storm, Nate held positions with Learfield Sports at both the Mountain West Conference and San Diego State University. From 2008-2010 he founded and operated an agency called SYNC Sports Entertainment that helped brands connect with fans through Sports marketing. Prior to that, he was with the Seattle Sports Commission overseeing marketing and business development. Nate started his career in business development with the Sonics and Storm and worked with the organization until the team departed Seattle.
Nate has a passion for the Sports Business, enjoys mentoring future leaders, conducts sales trainings and speaks on the topics of marketing, business development and social responsibility. He currently serves on the Board for the Seattle Sports Commission. He and his wife Alona reside in Newcastle and have a daughter named Tayla.