Bringing It All Together

People typically know one side of Forward View or the other. A client or business partner will usually interact with either our consulting team or the research team, but not both. In fact, some folks even express surprise that another half of Forward View even exists. We think it's time to explain how our company's structure benefits clients, partners and our own team members.

Passion: First and foremost, we have passion for every client and every market we serve. We're just as committed to a large consulting client as to a small research buyer. Our team members work on all projects with dedication. Our founder once read that even if you're cleaning toilets or cooking fast food burgers, you should work like you're polishing God's bathroom or fixing lunch for Jesus. As a Christian business, we don't forget who's ultimately watching us.

Internal support: When Forward View needed a logo for our research service, we used our own graphic designer. We have also in-sourced website development, chart design, copywriting, marketing materials and financial planning. By having a team of multi-talented professionals, we don't need many outside services. That's how our prices stay low.

Consulting Benefits Equity Research: Our consulting projects give us the up-close-and personal view of digital marketing, retail and e-commerce. For example, we understand how to analyze website traffic trends because we build sites ourselves. Is a national retailer talking about the introduction of mobile payments in-store or Apple Pay™? We've helped clients with those technologies. Forward View's familiarity working at the micro level makes the macro level clearer.

Equity Research Benefits Consulting: If you read our research reports, you know that we've divided the retailers we cover into the e-commerce haves and have nots. (Click here for our latest industry update.) We believe that if a major retailer such as Hibbett Sports is struggling to grow without selling online, a small business should expect no better outcome with no website. Our equity research thus enables us to understand the national and international trends and then use this research to help entrepreneurs!

As you can see, Forward View's unique business model increases our flexibility, awareness and pricing. We're also focused on what matters. Everything we do is guided by a commitment to service.

Nathan Yates

Nathan Yates has been fascinated by technology and finance since he was young. He was the kid devouring the business section of the newspaper (remember those?) while others read everything else. Nathan believes that the American economy is built from the bottom-up, meaning that small businesses and local nonprofits are the foundation of our nation's success. These organizations are the lifeblood of towns and cities across the U.S. Unfortunately, most consulting firms overlook companies or organizations that don't have eight-figure budgets. Nathan thought Forward View Consulting should be different. And we are. As Lead Consultant, Nathan works with each client to deliver only the best financial and/or website development services. Nathan's years of web design experience and his business degrees ensure that professional expertise is brought to each project. Our network of contacts can offer additional specialized guidance if needed. Before creating Forward View Consulting, Nathan worked for an independent equity research firm as a Research Associate covering the industrial and energy sectors. This work involved preparing quarterly 15-40 page reports on multi-billion dollar corporations along with timely analysis of M&A activity and industry-wide news. He also managed research distribution and the company's online presence. Nathan also spent a summer serving as a local financial adviser's Research Intern. Nathan earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, graduating summa cum laude. He then earned a Master's degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, where he was named the Outstanding Student in his particular concentration. Now, Nathan is an adjunct professor teaching economics and finance for his alma mater. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys fishing, reading, time with family and serving as a volunteer webmaster for the Clintwood United Methodist Church.