Nathan is an accomplished and well-respected leader dedicated to the long-term success of our community.
Nathan graduated from the University of Alabama summa cum laude in the spring of 2004 with a degree in investment finance and economics. While at the university he played football from 2000 to 2003 earning Academic All SEC Honors in both 2002 and 2003 and was recognized with the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award his senior year as the university’ s most outstanding student athlete. Subsequently Nathan earned an MBA from the University of South Alabama.
Upon graduation, he joined the Marines. During his time in the Marines he deployed to Iraq with 3rd Battalion 6th Marines as a Rifle Platoon Commander and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with combat “V” for Valor in recognition of his actions while in combat. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge as a 1st Lieutenant in 2007, he returned home to Spanish Fort, Alabama to begin a career in real estate.
Nathan founded Bellator Real Estate & Development in 2008, Truland Homes in 2011 and later brought them together under the Battle Plan Capital umbrella in 2012. In 2016 he bought out his other partners and created 68 Ventures. 68 Ventures is the holding company for numerous operating and development companies focused in but not limited to the real estate industry. Additional business lines under the 68V umbrella include 68V Development Services, 68V Senior Living, Thrive Title, Trulend Mortgage, Align Insurance Group, Crucible Construction, Fivestone Strategic Alliances and Warrior 360. As CEO, he focuses his time on the development side of the business in conjunction with serving as the visionary for the respective companies.
Nathan is passionate about spending time with his three children, traveling with his wife, leading charitable endeavors, exercising, seeking out different challenges, any form of competition and studying successful people. He concentrates on staying true to his core values of faith, effort, gratitude, honor courage and commitment while striving to live out his personal purpose statement, “To see all I can do with all that I have been given by always going for it, never forgetting who I am in the process and helping everyone I can along my journey to live out a story worth telling. On judgement day my life will have been deemed a success because I will be able to say, ‘I have nothing left. I used everything you gave me.’”
He is an active member of the Southern 7 Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization and highly engaged in his work with the Cox Family Foundation.