Nate joined Backbone Media in 1998 after completing an MBA program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Nate has been instrumental in Backbone's success, combining a love for the outdoors with a keen eye for business and market opportunities. In addition to his duties as a partner at Backbone, Nate has worked as an interim global director of marketing for Polartec, shaping the image of the brand and working closely with every major outdoor apparel company on joint marking programs.