CEO and Founder, Elevati
Nathan Gwilliam is CEO/Founder of Elevati, the parent company of Adoption.com. As a college student, Nathan spent almost two years as a missionary in Brazil. Nathan fell in love with the street children of Brazil and vowed to do something to make a lasting difference in their lives when he returned. So, Nathan created a thesis on how to use the Internet to help children through adoption. That thesis won multiple business plan competitions, and Adoption.com was born. As CEO, Nathan grew Adoption.com to become the world's most-used adoption site.
Nathan grew the social follows of Deseret Digital from less than 100,000 to more than 40 million in 18 months. He created FamilyShare.com, which reached 22 million page views/mo. within 18 months. He launched a YouTube channel in four languages that received 1.7 million video views in first two months. He increase revenue by $5 million in 12 months for a Facebook app, which became a top 5 Facebook app with 90 million installs. He grew the social follows of Azul, a new Brazilian Airline, from 5,000 to 1.6 million in 12 months. Azul became the fastest-growing airline ever.
Nathan has received the "Angel in Adoption" award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, the "Adoption Hall of Fame" award from Families Supporting Adoption, and the "Best of the Decade" award from the BYU Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.
Nathan has a Masters in Business Administration and currently teaches a college class titled "Social Innovation: How to Change the World".
Nathan loves spending time with his wife and three daughters. He also loves outdoors activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, rafting, backpacking, and horseback riding.