Nat joined Corum in 1996 and brings a diverse background in technology M&A and law. While with the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Nat helped identify and build cases against securities fraud schemes. With the Strategic Development Division of Morgan Stanley's M&A group, Nat worked on cross-border acquisitions of U.S. and European companies by Japanese firms, and on financings by large Japanese public companies. Nat moved to Morgan Stanley's Tokyo office, where he reported directly to the President of Morgan Stanley, Japan Ltd. and focused exclusively on cross-border M&A.
After Morgan Stanley, Nat co-founded Postcard Software, a creator of advertiser-driven bilingual (English and Japanese) Internet content. At Activision, Nat led the company's on-line business development.
Nat earned an undergraduate degree in Japanese literature from Yale College and a law degree from UCLA. While in law school, Nat wrote articles for the International Forum at Yale, Tokyo Journal.
As Corum's President and also the Chairman of World Financial Symposiums, Nat is frequently quoted in industry publications and in other technology business news articles such as this Time magazine piece analyzing the strategy behind certain Google acquisitions and this USA Today article on tech M&A. More recently Nat was interviewed for The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch about technology stocks and appeared on CNBC programs such as Power Lunch (excerpts below):
(Update: Nat's prediction regarding Microsoft and Barnes & Noble was fulfilled four months later
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