Nate Morris

When & How We Met

June 20, 2012 email intro from Peter Kellner after hearing about him at Princeton Reunions.

Personal Info

  • High School / Class President of Eastern High School in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Favorite Band At 16 / Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg - Nothin' But a G Thang
  • First Car / 1997 Mustang GT convertible (similar to the model driven by Brandon Walsh on 90210)


Nate Morris is the Chairman and CEO of Rubicon, a widely acclaimed, publicly traded software company focused on waste and recycling. Morris is a ninth-generation Kentuckian born in Lexington and raised by a single mother. He remains close with his grandfather, a long-time union leader at the local Ford automobile plant. Morris attended Kentucky public schools. He was the first Kentuckian to be named to Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list and to be recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is also the youngest inductee ever to the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Morris is a Senior Advisor to the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a member of Concordia’s Leadership Council and the Trilateral Commission.

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