Nathaniel Fick is general manager of Elastic Security, where he leads Elastic’s information security business. Previously, he was CEO of Endgame, a cybersecurity software company, from 2012 through its acquisition by Elastic in 2019. He also led Endgame’s professional services business through its acquisition by Accenture in 2017. Fick spent nearly a decade as an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, where he worked with management teams to build durable, high-growth businesses. He spent four years as CEO of the Center for a New American Security in Washington. Fick writes and speaks regularly on technology, security, and leadership topics, and his commentary has been featured by Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, the New York Times, NPR, and the Washington Post. Fast Company magazine named him one of the One Hundred Most Creative People in Business, and Forbes selected Endgame as one of the one hundred best cloud companies in the world.
Fick started his career as a U.S. 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 best seller, a Washington Post best book of the year, and one of the Military Times’ best military books of the decade.
Fick served two terms as a trustee of Dartmouth College and sits on the military and veterans advisory council at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and on the boards of directors of Strategic Education and Supply Wisdom. He holds a BA in classics from Dartmouth College, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.