Nathaniel J. Sutton

Board Member

Nat Sutton serves as Partner and Head of Buffkin / Baker’s Nonprofit Practice, based in the firm’s New York City Office.  Nat joined Buffkin / Baker from the New York office of Heidrick & Struggles, where he served as Partner and Vice Chairman of the firm.  With over 17 years in executive search, Nat has served major education, arts, cultural, and philanthropic organizations, as well as leading corporations. For seven years, Nat led the Education and Non- Profit Practice of Heidrick & Struggles, where he grew the Practice from $3M to $17M in annual revenue.

Nat is former Vice President and Director of Corporate Communications for Citigroup. At Citi Nat oversaw the corporation’s Internal and External Communications, Investor Communications, New Media, and Creative Services. As head of the Corporate Customer Affairs Group, he developed Citi’s first global customer service strategy and created Citibank’s first five-year public affairs strategy. During his tenure BusinessWeek recognized the company’s public relations group as one of the world’s ten best.

Nat is a Board Member of the League of American Orchestras, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), and the Harvard Business School Club. He is a former Board Member of the American Folk Art Museum, former Board Chair of Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, and a former Trustee of the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

Nat holds a B.A. degree from City College of New York, and a diploma from Centre d’Etudes Industrielles (Lausanne, Switzerland). He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program (AMP).