Nate Castro

VP, Business Development at UC Berkeley Executive Education

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Work experience

Feb 2020 - Present

UC Berkeley Executive Education

VP, Business Development

UC Berkeley Executive Education offers a portfolio of programs developed by the most forward-thinking minds in academia and industry to accelerate the careers of professionals around the globe. Here, executives have abundant resources at their fingertips, from award winning faculty and national laboratory research, to the vibrant ecosystem of the Silicon Valley. These tools, engaged in one of the most dynamic learning environments in the world, combine to create a powerful experience for business executives seeking a competitive edge. UC Berkeley Haas School of Business is renowned for developing innovative business leaders -- individuals who redefine the business landscape by putting new ideas into action in all areas of their organizations.

Jan 2019 - Present

Elevado, Inc

Managing Director

Early Stage Startup Advisor. Workforce of the Future Expert. Talent and growth strategies to address the complex workforce challenges organizations face today. Clients include: Boston Consulting Group, UC Berkeley, Motimatic, SoloLearn


Apr 2018 - Apr 2019

General Assembly

Managing Director


Jan 2016 - Apr 2018

General Assembly

Head of Global Services Practice

General Assembly (GA) is a global educational company on a mission to empower individuals and professional communities to pursue work they love. Focusing on the most relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business, and technology, GA confronts the skills gap through best-in-class instruction and career-growth opportunities. GA works with students online and in person at more than 20 campuses in six countries. GA also collaborates with employers to help companies source, assess, and transform talent. Additionally, GA’s focus on affordable and accessible education — combined with our education-to-employment approach — is helping to foster a diverse talent pipeline


May 2013 - Jan 2016

General Assembly

Director of Enterprise Sales


Jan 2010 - Dec 2013


Sr. Business Manager

Led highest performing B2B sales team for Apple's small business division (Manhattan) Managed 20 + direct reports.

Jan 2007 - Dec 2010

Windfall Consultants

Founder-Head Of Sales

Sales and marketing consultant for early stage, venture-backed technology firms.

Feb 2004 - Mar 2007


Co-Founder- Head of Sales

IT services firm providing strategic technical consulting and support services for a wide variety of clients, across multiple verticals.


Jan 2002 - Dec 2004


Sales Director

Sales and solution consultant for SMB market. Services included hosted application and infrastructure services, strategic technology consulting, offshore and staff augmentation

Jan 2001 - Dec 2003


Account Executive

Pioneer in social bookmarking services. -Provided strategic sales and marketing consulting services -Secured key business development and revenue generating relationships -Worked closely with engineering team to develop offering, and create marketing and sales collateral material -Identify addressable markets and formulate target lists accordingly -Present to key C-Level decision makers, and provide ongoing account management


Jan 1999 - Dec 2002


Account Executive

Sr. Account Manager • Responsible for prospecting and initial contact of key F500 decision makers for acquisition of new accounts within B2B sector Business Development Manager • Responsible for prospect identification and target list development • Extensive cold calling and lead sourcing • Primary trade show representative-extensive product presentations exposure • Consistently outperformed designated quotas and success metrics

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