Experts you can trust
Nathan Yates, M.S.F., Founder
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.
Nathan works with each client to deliver only the best consulting services. Nathan's years of technology 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.
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.
Jamie Brown, B.A., Content Strategist
Jamie Brown works with Forward View clients who need perfectly crafted marketing strategies and content that delivers flocks of customers. She's also an all-around creative genius who knows how to make every project look classy and contemporary. We're very happy that she makes time to apply her talents to our most interesting challenges.
When Jamie isn't working, you can find her exploring Chicago. (Her photography is awesome!) Jamie completed her B.A. in Communications through Southern New Hampshire University (with an absurdly high GPA).
Kerri Costello, Graphic Designer
Kerri Costello is our artistic expert, and her logos and images can be found in many Forward View projects. Clients often remark that they can't decide on a logo design from one of the multiple ideas that Kerri presents. Why? The client loves them all! That's the only difficulty we appreciate here at Forward View.
Kerri is a graduate of the Hussian School of Art in Pennsylvania, where she earned multiple awards for her work. (We're not surprised at all.) She can typically be found drawing something or spending time with her fantastic family.
Sarah A. Easley, M.A.
When Sarah was a young girl, she discovered a passion for the written word. Her parents didn’t allow her to watch TV on weeknights, so there wasn’t much of an option but to find as many books to stick her nose into as possible. What began as a simple alternative to gluing herself to a screen quickly became her favorite hobby – and the foundation for a rewarding career. Books taught Sarah that stories are the beating heart of who we are as individuals, communities, and businesses. Today, as a professional content writer, she takes those stories and helps the people behind them express and develop their narratives through creative copy.
Sarah holds a B.A. in History and a M.A. in English from Southern New Hampshire University. In her spare time, Sarah continues to read as many fantasy and historical fiction novels as possible, always while cuddled up with a mug of tea and her sheltie, Rowan!
Grace Wu, M.S.F., Design & Business Consultant
Grace Wu is an incredibly creative designer and photographer who also possesses excellent business skills. Sometimes we wonder what she can't do! We're beyond excited to have such a multi-talented professional on the Forward View team.
Grace completed a B.S. in Business Finance from Southern New Hampshire University and continued her education with website and graphic design studies. She then earned her Master's in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University. When not working, she enjoys photography and time with her family.