May 11, 2022
From 2010 - 2017, Nate was President, CEO and co-owner of Home Health Depot, Inc. (HHD) and its subsidiary, Genesis Healthcare Services, LLC, providers of complex rehabilitation mobility equipment, hospice, respiratory and home medical equipment. During his tenure, HHD grew from one location in Indianapolis, to 20 locations in 6 states, and from 30 employees to 240 employees, while quadrupling revenue.
Nate was also a partner with the law firms Faegre Baker & Daniels and Ice Miller, in Indianapolis, and Altheimer & Gray in Chicago, where his practice focused on representing public and private companies with their merger and acquisition activities, as well as advising local governments on public-private partnerships and economic development strategies. Before his U.S. legal experience, Nate spent nearly four years in Moscow, Russia (1994-1998) with the international law firms Baker & McKenzie and Steptoe & Johnson, where he represented companies seeking to do business in Russia.
Appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels, Nate served as Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation from 2006-2008.
In this fun and insightful episode, Nate talks about his childhood fascination with the Cold War, a life-changing study abroad trip to the Soviet Union, the impact of losing his best friend, his affection for Mitch Daniels, his love for the band Crash Test Dummies, the importance of using the “Ben Franklin” method for weighing pros and cons, urging young people to find their passions, engaging with your community and colleagues, and two risky moments that led to huge opportunities in his life.