Director of Research & Consulting
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Nathan Yates has been fascinated by technology and finance since he was young. He was the kid devouring the business section of the newspaper (remember those?) while others read everything else. Nathan thought Forward View Consulting should be different from other ... more


Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
It’s cold outside, and that bodes well for December sporting goods sales. Department of Commerce advance data released on December 14th shows that sales for the Sporting goods, hobby, book & music stores category fell 1.4% y/y and dropped 1% m/m.
Smith & Wesson: Running Out Of Ammunition For 2017?
We’re reiterating our Buy rating on Smith and Wesson but have trimmed our target price to $25 from $30 due to disappointing margin guidance for Fiscal 2017. Our WACC forecast has also been increased by 1.8%.
E MarineMax: Soft 2017 Guidance Punished Bigly
MarineMax continues to see strong industry dynamics and inventory levels. We’re maintaining our Buy rating for MarineMax (HZO), but we’re trimming our target price by $2 to $23 per share.
Appalachian Small Business Series: Industries Of The Future
With the third installment in our series of ideas and tips for small businesses in Appalachia, we discuss the industries essential to the region's future growth.


BC Brunswick Corporation
BGFV Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation
CAB Cabela's Incorporated
DKS Dick's Sporting Goods Inc.
ELY Callaway Golf Company
HIBB Hibbett Sports Inc.
HZO Marinemax Inc.
RGR Sturm Ruger & Company Inc.
SPWH Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings, Inc.
SWHC Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation
WMAR West Marine, Inc.
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Work Experience

Finance and Economics Team Lead
Southern New Hampshire University
September 2015 - Present (4 years 7 months)

I currently serve as a Team Lead for Finance and Economics faculty. My team and I are dedicated to high-quality, student-centered instruction. We strive to consistently uphold the SNHU Faculty Promise.

Adjunct Professor of Finance
Southern New Hampshire University
October 2014 - Present (5 years 6 months)

Finance instructor currently approved to teach Money and Banking (ECO-306), Personal Financial Planning (FIN-250), Principles of Finance (FIN-320) and Investment Analysis (FIN-440).

Director of Research & Consulting
Forward View Consulting
October 2014 - Present (5 years 6 months)

• Founded new firm focusing on financial research/analysis and digital consulting.
• Applies a range of technology tools to study financial markets and construct client websites/e-commerce systems.
• Develops customized financial or website solutions across a range of industries to suit each client’s unique needs.
• Created a proprietary earnings and valuation model applicable across a range of industries.

Founding Analyst
October 2015 - October 2016 (1 year 1 month)

• Produces institutional grade equity research for StockViews international clientele
• Supports the StockViews analyst program with analytical advice, editing assistance and reviews
• Assists with marketing StockViews capabilities to hedge funds, family offices and traditional asset managers
• Offers general business guidance as requested


Southern New Hampshire University
2011 / 2013
Finance (concentration in Investments and Securities)
Southern New Hampshire University
2007 / 2011
Economics and Finance