Nathaniel Heller was appointed Board Chair of PTF in May 2023. He is the Vice President and Managing Director at Geneva Global, a mission-driven company that helps foundations, organizations, and individuals achieve positive social change through effective philanthropy. From 2017 to 2019, Nathaniel served as the Executive Vice President for integrated strategies at Results for Development (R4D), as well as Managing Director at R4D from 2015 to 2017. Concurrent to this, he was a civil society steering committee member of the Open Government Partnership from 2015 to 2019. In October 2017, he took on co-chairmanship responsibilities alongside the government of Canada.
In 2005, Nathaniel co-founded Global Integrity, one of the world’s leading transparency and anti-corruption non-governmental organizations. He also co-founded Foglamp Research Corp, as a revenue-generating service of Global Integrity, in 2008.
Nathaniel has always had a great passion for government transparency and accountability. He worked as a James R. Soles Fellow at the Center for Public Integrity, where he researched and reported across a range of public sector ethics and corruption issues domestically and globally. He also worked as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the U.S. Department of State for three years.
Nathaniel studied International Relations and Spanish Literature at the University of Delaware before continuing his education at Georgetown University where he earned a Master’s degree in Foreign Service and International Business Diplomacy.