Nate Smith

Chief Operating Officer

The BIP Wealth team embodies some of Nate’s dearest values: service, excellence, integrity, and kindness. Client or team member, we call it “The BIP Family” for a reason.

Nate grew up on the coast of Maine and has lived in exile for the past 25 years. His service ethos is highlighted by seven years as a Marine infantry officer (including two tours in Iraq), nine years as a national nonprofit executive helping veterans find meaningful careers, and more than four years supporting the BIP Wealth team as they deliver exceptional client service.

With three young children at home, Nate’s hobbies of running, exercising, reading, writing, cooking, and travel have diminished in frequency but have improved in quality. Fun fact: Nate’s identical twin brother operates the only commercial hand-hewing business in Maine; his beard, flannel, and hand-forged broad axes are objects of great envy.

Nate has made his home in various parts of Alpharetta since moving from the Pacific Northwest in 2010. His hard-working wife, Christine, and three amazing children are the pride of his life and greatest accomplishment.


  • BA International Studies and Political Science – Virginia Military Institute
  • MA Public Administration – University of Georgia

Prior Professional Experience

  • Chief Operating Officer – Hire Heroes USA
  • Chief Financial Officer – Hire Heroes USA
  • Chief Business Officer – Hire Heroes USA
  • Infantry Officer – US Marine Corps

Associations and Affiliations

  • North Point Community Church