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Nathaniel Ru

Chief Brand Officer & Co-founder


Nathaniel Ru is the co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of Sweetgreen, leading the brand and their creative team. He oversees a team of thinkers and marketers who use creativity and storytelling to help redefine what the fast-food industry will look like in the years to come.

He has been named as one of the “Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company and one of Forbes’ Next 50 CMO’s. His team has collaborated with some of the world’s best chefs, athletes, and musicians to amplify their mission. In both 2019 and 2020 Sweetgreen was named as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of the Year.

Nathaniel graduated from Georgetown University and lives in Los Angeles.

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