Blog - August 30, 2022
Team Spotlight: Nate Hartley, CFO

Our CFO shares some of his unique experiences, and what led him to Crowdz.


What are some highlights from your professional background? Why was Crowdz a match for you? Why were you interested in working with Crowdz? 

I have had an opportunity to visit more than 100 countries, and work on projects in 60. The international experience has been very valuable to me personally and professionally. I was attracted to Crowdz by the high-quality team, collaborative spirit and spirit of optimism about the endeavor.


What is your role? What are some of the hats you wear (known or unknown)? 

I am the CFO which in my case is more than just compiling financial reports and running spreadsheets. I am also heavily involved in our fundraising efforts while also providing some additional support to our risk and business development teams.


What makes Crowdz unique?  What is the future for Crowdz?

Our team has a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds which makes for a lot of dynamic, constructive conversations about how to address challenges in novel ways. We also benefit from the support of some strong, patient shareholders.


What is one fun fact we do not know about you? 

I grew up on a wildlife refuge in Florida.


If you could choose anyone as your mentor, who would you pick? 

Dwight Eisenhower


What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had? 



If you could learn anything, what would it be?

I would like to learn more about data science and its application in financial settings to address real-world problems for traditional, non-financial, businesses.


What is the first concert you attended? 

Van Halen


If you have 30-minutes of free time, how do you pass the time? 

Reading the Economist.

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