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Nathan Perez

Nathan A. Perez (besides being a genuine, hard-wired introvert) is an award-winning author,

national speaker and executive career and job-search coach at Career Innovation.


Coming from an unusually unique and diverse professional background himself, Nathan brings to his clients a rare viewpoint on networking, job-search and career development. A formally trained actor with a BFA in Theatre, Nathan’s 20- year career in the arts was supported by simultaneously developing a business career, which involved an inordinate amount of resumes, networking meetings and interviews in multiple business and industries. Utilizing that background, Nathan ties together his deep live audience experience with almost 15 years in the executive search industry, delivering dozens of webinars, seminars and guest speaking engagements each year on the topics of networking, job search, and career development.


Prior to his work as an executive career coach, Nathan held the title of Vice President of Research in the retained search

industry, where he was responsible for the first step of the executive recruitment process, devising strategies of “where

and how to find” qualified candidates for all national and global search engagements. (In a nutshell, he is the person who finds the candidates for recruiters to recruit.) Consequently, networking was and continues to be a day-to-day function of his job. As

a result, and because of his combined professional expertise, Nathan regularly works with professionals from all different backgrounds and experience levels. This includes everyone from Hollywood movie stars and producers, to sound engineers, fashion designers, new college grads, non-profit and civic leaders, veterans and senior global executives. He has been cited by

The Huffington Post as one of the most connected people on LinkedIn, world-wide. Nathan is a member of the Actors Equity Association union (AEA); a voting union member of The Screen-Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA); the Author's Guild; and served as Vice Chair at The Loft Literary Center, the nation's largest literary and writing organization. He is an Honorary

Commander with the 934th Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Force Reserve, home of the Global Vikings. You can read more about his background at