Nate Fick is the inaugural U.S. Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace & Digital Policy at the Department of State, where he leads American diplomacy related to cybersecurity, telecommunications, and emerging technology. Prior to government service, Nate was CEO of Endgame, a cybersecurity software company, from 2012 through its acquisition by Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) in 2019. He also led Endgame’s professional services business through its acquisition by Accenture in 2017. Nate spent nearly a decade as an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. He was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and Endgame was selected by Forbes as one of the “100 Best Cloud Companies in the World.”Nate served as a 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 bestseller, a Washington Post “Best Book of the Year,” and one of the Military Times’ “Best Military Books of the Decade.” He graduated with high honors in Classics from Dartmouth College, where he was inducted into the athletic hall of fame, and holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and MBA from the Harvard Business School.Nate is an avid backcountry skier, cyclist, and fly angler, and a Registered Maine Guide.