Nathaniel Heller is the vice president and managing director at Geneva Global, a mission-driven company that helps foundations, organizations, and individuals achieve positive social change through effective philanthropy. From 2017-2019 he served as the executive vice president for integrated strategies at Results for Development (R4D), as well as managing director at R4D from 2015-2017. Concurrent to this, Heller was a civil society steering committee member of the Open Government Partnership from 2015 through 2019. In October 2017, he took on co-chairmanship responsibilities alongside the government of Canada.
In 2005, Heller co-founded Global Integrity, one of the world’s leading transparency and anti-corruption non-governmental organizations. He also co-founded Foglamp Research Corp in 2008 as a revenue-generating service of Global Integrity.
Heller has always had a great passion for government transparency and accountability. He worked as a James R. Soles Fellow at Center for Public Integrity, where he researched and reported across a range of public sector ethics and corruption issues domestically and globally. He also worked as a foreign affairs officer in the U.S. Department of State for three years.
He studied international relations and Spanish literature at University of Delaware before continuing his education at Georgetown University with a master’s degree in foreign service and international business diplomacy.