Nathan Cryder
Chief Operating Officer
nathan cryder

In his role as Chief Operating Officer for Edelen Renewables, Nathan manages a growing team of industry experts focused on executing the company’s mission-driven work.

Nathan is also a founding board member of the Kentucky chapter of the Solar Energy Industry Association (KYSEIA) and has chaired the Utility-Scale Committee since its inception in 2021.

In government, Nathan was Senior Advisor and Policy Director to Edelen Ventures founder, Adam Edelen, when he was the Kentucky State Auditor, and in education, he has taught high school and college courses in economics, history, sociology, psychology, history, web design, graphic design, and video editing.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Nathan was the Director of the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, founded by 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi. Nathan continues to serve on a pro-bono basis as an advisor to Mr. Satyarthi and his son. Nathan holds dual masters in diplomacy and sociology from the University of Kentucky and a B.A. in sociology from Miami (OH) University. He has a daughter and a son and most enjoys traveling internationally.