Nate Appy

Business Development Director


Nate has spent the past 5 years working for startups in Portland, Oregon. After cutting his teeth in online retail at The Clymb, he brings a strong background in eCommerce, digital marketing, and business development to Brandlive. He graduated from Kenyon College in 2005, thru-hiked 2,600 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail, then decided he should travel the world before settling down. After several years working as a trip leader for Backroads Active Travel Company, he landed in sunny PDX and doesn't want to leave any time soon.

Something unique I bring to the table...

  • Skill - I'm always trying to optimize processes for performance, scalability, and efficiency. In the startup world it's called growth-hacking. At home it's called OCD.
  • Personality - Aw shucks, now that I think about it, there's a lot of room for improvement and optimization here, too. As long as my family and friends still tolerate me, I'm happy.

Favorite Brandlive event

Pottery Barn Summer Cocktail Event. There are a lot of great events, but who doesn't like Summer Cocktails?

Favorite thing about Portland

Is "best overall city" a valid answer? There are a lot of great things about Portland, I love it for so many reasons. But it rains too much, so don't move here.

Favorite global destination

Hmm...tough question, but I'll be a good sport and say Brazil. Years ago, my brother and I had ourselves a good adventure down there.