Michael Nathenson is an Associate at Logos Consulting Group and a Fellow at Logos Institute for Crisis Management and Executive Leadership.
Michael currently serves as a firefighter for the Larchmont Fire Department. In this role, he has also taken on the duties of the public information officer, ensuring that clear communication is delivered to the public.
An experienced operations professional, Michael previously managed the expansion of a seafood restaurant chain, tailoring a communication and rebranding strategy to support the restaurant’s image during a time of rapid growth and difficult relations with local government. He was brought on after the owners of the restaurant group encountered hostility from the zoning board due to their ethnicity. He utilized traditional and social media sources and grassroots organizing to build public support for the restaurant chain and put pressure on local government to secure the necessary expansion for the restaurant group. Michael continues to serve in an advisory capacity to the restaurant’s leadership.
Michael has also advised social media strategists and celebrities on communication strategies, helping them ensure a clear plan of action was developed before communicating. He has personally published articles on the power of TikTok as a communication and marketing tool, accurately predicting the platform’s rise to prominence. Michael has also ghost written several articles on topics which he is knowledgeable about.
In 2020, Michael led a group of financial engineers and computer scientists in the development of advanced options trading algorithms.
Michael is also an experienced teacher. For five years, Michael taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education to students of all ages through a gifted and talented education program. He has served as a teaching assistant at Sarah Lawrence College for several American political science and history classes.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in History and Health Science. He has also earned two national board certifications for Firefighter 1 and Fire and Life Safety Educator 1, as well as New York State certifications in Engine Company Operations, Flood Water Rescue, and Swift Water Rescue. Michael has also completed several graduate education courses.
In his free time, Michael is an avid weightlifter and enjoys playing and coaching ultimate frisbee.