Nathan Gillespie

Analyst – Deal Execution Team

Nathan Gillespie is an Analyst at Blackford Capital. He joined the firm in 2017 as a Junior Analyst on the Deal Team and is responsible for deal sourcing activities; including: identifying, researching, and evaluating new investment opportunities for the firm. He is also responsible for coordinating financial and operational due diligence and working with management teams to facilitate successful integration into Blackford Capital’s portfolio post-acquisition.


Prior to joining the firm full-time, Nate completed several internships including one as a Summer Analyst with Blackford Capital and another in Plante Moran’s Tax Solutions Group. As an Undergraduate, Nate was involved in a variety of Grand Valley State University organizations including Investment Portfolio Club, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, and the Professional Sales Association. Additionally, he was a member of the GVSU Men’s Soccer Team and completed a Peter C. Cook Fellowship within the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies.


Nate holds a B.B.A with Honors from the Seidman School of Business at Grand Valley State University.

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