Nate Snyder, Chief Executive Officer
Driving change in advanced reproductive technology and enlisting reproductive medicine’s top talent is a dream-come-true for Nate Snyder, Ovation® Fertility’s CEO. Bringing nearly 20 years of tech and healthcare experience to Ovation, Snyder is well poised to lead the charge.
As CEO, he partners with the world’s most respected fertility physicians and scientists to build a nationwide network of leading-edge in vitro fertilization (IVF) and genetic testing laboratories. His goal is to reduce the cost of a live birth, and ultimately IVF expenses, by adopting highly efficient and effective treatment standards that produce the most viable embryos and healthy babies, one baby at a time.
Prior to co-founding Ovation Fertility, Snyder partnered with physicians from multiple specialties to build, own and operate outpatient surgery centers across Southern California. As a member of a small team of professionals, Snyder led the recruitment effort, created the business case and secured funding to develop a multi-specialty outpatient surgery center in Santa Barbara.
Snyder is also a co-founder of Redyns Medical, a medical-device design and development company. Along with his father, Dr. Stephen Snyder and a third partner, Snyder designed, developed and licensed medical products that have been sold in 60 countries. Snyder is the lead inventor on three medical device patents, including United States Patent 8,388,654: Method and Apparatus for Attaching Soft Tissue to Bone, which was licensed to the world’s largest orthopedic company. Through Redyns Medical, Snyder assisted physicians on product development, including intellectual property protection, regulatory requirements and monetization strategies; and in return secured meaningful ownership interests in several technologies, with more than $25 million of invested capital.
Snyder was an early employee and served key roles at online giant Connexity (formerly Shopzilla.com). As a member of the research group, he designed custom analytic surveys and launched syndicated market research reports. As a co-founder of the online marketing group, Snyder helped develop the company’s direct-email marketing program that grew into the company’s third largest revenue stream and most profitable division.
Snyder earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA in the Health Care Management Program and Entrepreneurial Management Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He actively supports the next generation of entrepreneurs through volunteer work at Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles. He is a co-founder of the school’s Business and Entrepreneurship Alumni Network and volunteers time teaching entrepreneurship to high school seniors. Snyder resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.