Nate Young joined the company in September of 2013 in a newly created position responsible for energizing and accelerating the company's innovation funnel and driving a more innovation-centric culture deep within Newell Brands.
Young brings 30 years of experience and a proven track record of leading innovation at large, complex organizations. Most recently, he was president of the NewNorth Center for Design in Business, a nonprofit, hybrid education and business institution based in Holland, Mich. Previously, Young was Executive VP and Chief Academic Officer at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., working with leading innovation-driven companies like Disney, Nike and NTT DoCoMo. Young is also the founder of TWISThink, a Michigan-based product design and development firm.
Nate graduated from later served as provost of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with a degree in Industrial Design.