Chief Executive, Managing Director / Tellus Holdings
Nate Smith is an experienced global leader across a broad range of industries including logistics, warehousing and distribution, technology, financial services, mining, infrastructure and waste management. He has deep experience in driving B2B sales, managing a wide range of capital raisings, achieving complex government approvals, and has closed deals in over 60 countries. Mr Smith had also led the launch of multiple startups and was a senior executive at, or advisor for, some of the largest companies in the world.
Mr Smith joined Tellus Holdings as a general counsel and company secretary in June 2019 before becoming managing director in November 2020. Prior to Tellus, he was the vice president and lawyer for UPS in Atlanta (USA) where he supported various areas of a multi-billion dollar business, including key B2B sales relationships, global M&A, UPS’s venture capital fund, procurement, compliance and UPS’s emerging markets business unit. He also helped launch Ware2Go, a technology and logistics venture backed by BCG Digital Ventures. Before UPS, Nate worked for the global law firms of Sullivan & Cromwell and Latham & Watkins (in Sydney, London and the US) where he focused on corporate matters, particularly capital markets, governance and securities. He was also a business strategy consultant at IBM.
Mr Smith holds a Juris Doctor (High Honours) from Emory Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs (Distinction) from the University of Virginia. He is qualified to practise Law in New South Wales, California and Washington DC, and was an adjunct professor on international legal transactions at Emory Law School.