Dr. Nathan Bennett


Nate Bennett is co-author of “Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO.”   Stanford University Press published the first edition in 2006 and an updated edition in 2017.  From 2007 until 2014, he was the academic advisor to the Accenture COO Circle, a world-wide network of over 150 COOs from the globe’s most visible for profit and not-for-profit organizations.

He joined the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in the summer of 2012.  He served as the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research from October of 2014 until January of 2017.  Now he serves as the Associate Dean for Program Innovation. Previously, he held a variety of academic and administrative positions at the Scheller College of Management at Georgia Tech and the Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Bennett has nearly 30 years of experience designing and delivering high impact leadership development programs.  He has worked with executive audiences across North and South America, much of Western Europe, Russia, and South Africa.  Representative clients include The Home Depot, Lockheed-Martin, GE, Schneider Electric, The Coca Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, UnitedHealth Group, Accenture, the US Army, the US Navy, and NCR.

He has published in the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek.com and Forbes.com.  In addition to “Riding Shotgun,” he is also co-author of “Your Career Game:  How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals,” also published by Stanford University Press.

His research interests involve power, top management team effectiveness and leadership transitions.  More information is available at www.nate-bennett.com.