As CEO of Springboard Enterprises, Natalie Buford-Young is responsible for leading Springboard’s mission to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial companies led by women through access to essential resources and a global community of experts.
An accomplished and innovative corporate executive, entrepreneur, company advisor and thought leader, Natalie Buford-Young previously served as Managing Director of Market Development for Deloitte’s venture capital, private equity and emerging private company practices. An active leader in the entrepreneur community, Natalie also served as Executive Director for Deloitte’s Tech Venture Center, which provides programs and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors. Prior to joining Deloitte, she founded and served as President and CEO of The Rainfield Group – one of the region’s most successful executive recruiting firms specializing in top executive, sales and marketing talent for technology, consulting and professional services companies.
Natalie is an innovator, change agent, strategic partner and trusted advisor to companies that span emerging markets as well as Fortune 500 sectors. Her pursuant vision, captivating character and natural ability to engage new relationships are a magnetic model that other leaders strive to follow.
Natalie is the go-to person for organizations looking to grow new business. She is a strong community builder and driver of new ideas. She has been presenting solutions to C-level executives her entire career, often securing multi-million dollar investments. Natalie is a connector, problem-solver, obstacle-mover and accelerant for many young companies seeking to grow.