A Little About

An Overview

Dreaming big is only as good as the execution behind it. Right now, I am applying that methodology at Dragos, Inc. where I am helping move the organization forward with a team made of top-notch agilists and project managers.

Outside of the desire to help organizations be exemplary, I aim to do many of these things in my own life:

  • Being a husband and father
  • Developing a farm to be hands-on
  • Coaching others to support their own goals
  • Contently taking it day by day

Business is a fun “hobby” that I enjoy learning about. That means many ideas are floating around: those side things. So, I encourage you to keep reading!

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The Analysis & Biography

Bringing to fruition an atmosphere that prospers creativity may not be the most comfortable exercise in a person’s daily life, but it is an ambition for Nathaniel Elliott. His undertaking in life is to “creatively – execute – ideas” in everything he does.

Elliott brings this atmosphere and resourcefulness to jobs all over the private and public sector consulting enterprises around product development, agile implementations, change management, lean processes, scaling agile and innovation in areas like research and development. His goal is to apply this not just to his career but his creative documentaries, photography, entrepreneurship, and his life in Maryland. He bridges the gap between many different abilities; unifying around the ideas and goals into one cohesive concept.

Early Days

From an early age, Elliott began his work in business and consulting by starting a non-profit organization called Living Hope in Annapolis. This whole process started by driving a school bus 70,000 miles around America and raising over $120,000 within 70 days to build schools in Africa. He had the niche for finding problems, searching for solutions, and developing them into something compelling. During his years at Taylor University, he went on from this success and learned the true meaning of what it meant to be an entrepreneur when it came to his other business ideas, some great in theory and some failed in existence. Through this process, he learned the meaning and power of being resourceful and networking. This process landed him many jobs in the film industry with companies like MTV, PBS, Travel Channel, a few independent films and personal documentaries overseas. Ending with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Communication with an emphasis in Documentaries, Elliott was married, bought a house in Bowie, landed new jobs and uses his film skills, business ventures, and networking lifestyle every spare moment he has.

After years at Carney consulting organizations, Elliott left to go to a startup mobile development/web house in Dupont Circle called Apollo Matrix to learn more about entrepreneurship. After that, he leaped and jumped into the world fully as an entrepreneur and consultant building out offLabs and subsidiaries that grew with a team of nine individuals. Nathaniel hired someone to run offLabs and went to work for Inovalon leading their Agile Implementation. He started by doing an analysis of their agile practices for all 20+ development teams and the subsidiaries to baseline where everything stood. Elliott used his networking and brought together folks from business and technology to review the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to see how it would fit within the enterprise and found it a fit. Now, as the Sr. Manager of Agile Practice, he is leading the implementation both on the technology side of the organization and the business side implementing agile in other realms like HR, Sales, and such.

The 2020s

And, in an agile way – there are many updates needed here about:

  • Baltimore Companies, Layoffs
  • Consulting agility in manufacturing
  • And finally, a place called Dragos

Two years prior, the goal had been to work at a startup called Dragos. And in 2020 the opportunity opened, and the priority has been focused there. Now with many lessons learned over the years, it is time to bring it forward.

An ability to lead change, present stories & opportunities, business consulting around ideation through execution, and most importantly – how to apply these areas iteratively to yourself. Cheesy but real!