Biography

Education

M.B.A., The University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Charlottesville, Virginia

B.A., Princeton University, cum laude.
Princeton, New Jersey

Diploma, Episcopal Academy, cum laude.
Suburban Philadelphia

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C.F.A., Chartered Financial Analyst.

C.F.P., Certified Financial Planner.

Work Experience

Principal, The Bachman Group, specialized venture capital.

Established own firm in 1997 to begin Elk Creek. See Investing section which follows. In the managed money business through 2010. Honored to work with some managed money clients for over 25 years.

V.P., brokerage firm, now a part of Citibank.

At E.F. Hutton, wrote pension plan guidelines for Fortune 500 firm and specialized in managed money/personal financial planning. 15 years.

V.P. Corporate Finance, The First Boston Company, New York, now Credit Suisse.

“FOB” was a prominent investment banking firm, primarily issuing and trading fixed income securities.

C.F.O., Emery Industries, Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1840, Emery was a leader in oleo chemicals.

Emery was a NYSE specialty chemical company until sale to larger entity. Began as staff assistant in finance and rose to Treasurer & C.F.O. 15 years.

Venture capital analyst.

Florida Capital Corporation, Palm Beach, Florida, a Small Business Investment Company.

Investing

Elk Creek LLC was formed in 1998 to invest in synthetic fuel facilities pursuant to Section #29 of the IRS Code. Elk Creek was quite successful over the subsequent ten years producing a superior return to investors. The plants were located near Birmingham, Alabama and produced tax credits in excess of $300 million per year to shield over $2 billion of income annually. The enabling legislation expired December 2007 but Elk Creek continues as an investment vehicle. Nate Bachman was the founder and Managing Member of Elk Creek LLC. See Commentary section that follows.

Mr. Bachman and a successor to Elk Creek LLC are investors in several other high risk/high reward ventures now.

Venture capital is risky but can yield extraordinary results. The return of Elk Creek was exemplary – over 15 times the original investment in 10 years at capital gain rates. In fact, the return to investors averaged over 250% for 5 consecutive years. Fewer than ¼ of 1% publicly traded companies achieved this result.

Activities

Over the years, Nate Bachman has served as a director of twelve public private corporations. Mr. Bachman served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has been active in civic and cultural affairs. He was president of Cincinnati Society of Financial Analysts. In 2002, he concluded a five year term as the president of his Class of Princeton University.

Personal

Married to Lynda. Three living children, two Princeton graduates. Eight grandchildren. Active in philanthropy particularly disabled veterans. Lives in Sun Valley, Idaho and Cincinnati, Ohio approximately one-half of the year. Used to be tennis and handball player, runner, triathlete and skier. Horrific ski injury as a result of errant skier in March 2010 (broken leg & knee) now eliminates skiing and leaves hiking, biking and swimming as primary athletic activities.

Office address

The Bachman Group, Inc.
7824 Laurel Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45243
Phone: 513/271-6556
ndbachman@aol.com
Office manager: Debbie Gehlenborg

Commentary

“That My Child May Have Peace”

In the last decade, I have been fortunate to have more time/money to devote to other causes. When you Google my name it quickly becomes apparent that my beliefs are conservative/libertarian.

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”

Thomas Paine

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“Gratitude preserves old friendships, and procures new”

Proverb