Nathaniel C. Fick
Member, CNAS Board of Directors
General Manager, Security at Elastic
Nate Fick leads Elastic's information security business as the General Manager of Elastic Security. Previously, he was CEO of Endgame from 2012 through its acquisition by Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) in 2019. He also led Endgame's professional services business from 2012 through its acquisition by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) in 2017. Nate spent nearly a decade as an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he worked with management teams to build durable businesses. He writes and speaks regularly on entrepreneurship, security, corporate governance, and technology issues, and his commentary has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, CNBC, NPR and CNN. He was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and Endgame was named by Forbes as one of the “100 Best Cloud Companies in the World.”
Nate started his career as a Marine Corps infantry and reconnaissance officer, including combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. His book about that experience, One Bullet Away, was a New York Times bestseller, a Washington Post "Best Book of the Year," and one of the Military Times' "Best Military Books of the Decade."
Nate graduated with high honors in Classics from Dartmouth College and holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and MBA from the Harvard Business School. He serves as a Trustee of Dartmouth, a member of the Military and Veterans Advisory Council at JPMorgan Chase & Co, and on the Board of Directors of Strategic Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA).