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Office of Native American Affairs

Nathan Segal
Assistant Administrator

Nathan Segal serves as Assistant Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C.  In this role he is the national director of the Office of Native American Affairs, which promotes and enhances small business services and opportunities for Native Americans, including American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians.  Nathan works to construct investment models for tribes, taking into consideration the unique financing options available to Native American entrepreneurs and businesses throughout the federal government. 

Nathan has also worked actively on the SupplierPay initiative, a White House-led partnership with the private sector designed to strengthen America’s small businesses, as well as the American Supplier Initiative which supports American manufacturing.  He was on a team that developed the Startup in a Day initiative, which encourages cities and Native American communities to create centralized, streamlined platforms which allow entrepreneurs to file everything needed to start a business in one day or less.

Nathan co-chairs the Economic Development Subgroup of the White House Council on Native American Affairs and serves actively on the White House Rural Council and the White House Interagency Group on Insular Affairs. 

Prior to coming to DC, Nathan worked on Wall Street in mergers and acquisitions investment banking and within sales and trading at several bulge-bracket firms.  He also held roles with ONABEN – Our Native American Business Network and founded several non-profits. 

Nathan completed his education at Stanford and Yale Universities, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa as a Truman and Udall Scholar and a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist.