Accelerating American revitalization.

Organizational design, team performance, & executive search for vital teams.

Outstanding performance
comes from thoughtful design.

Breakthrough organizational performance requires correctly arranging the
interlocking people, personalities, structures, and routines of your company.

Formidable serves founders and executives building companies that revitalize the United States.


climate tech, agtech,
industrials & manufacturing, synbio


economic mobility, workforce development, racial justice, democracy reform


architecture &
built infrastructure,
placemaking, arts

Accelerate your company's velocity.

Key Hires
Hands-on searches to find your ideal executive, improving the horsepower and dynamics of your team.
Org Upgrades
Strategic projects that solve your headaches and unlock your teams'  potential to accelerate growth.
Fractional People Leadership
Embedded, strategy-forward People expertise, including management of  People teams/functions.

Why Formidable?

Diverse Teams
We have a strong track record of building diverse, high-performing teams.
Distributed Teams
We design and build co-located, semi-distributed, and fully-distributed teams.
Talent Market Insights
End your search with a better understanding of your talent market.
Best In The Business
We welcome difficult searches that have stumped other firms.

What our clients have to say:


“Formidable has been absolutely critical in getting our people operations to where they needed to be. Nathaniel has been a trusted advisor to me and our senior leadership, and has directly helped build the diverse and outstanding team that is the HR&A you see today.”

— Jeff Hebert, President,
HR&A Advisors


“Formidable was instrumental in redesigning our People team from scratch, and we've been firing on all cylinders since then. Nathaniel is fantastic and easy to work with, a highly recommended partner for anyone that needs this sort of work done well."

— David Levine, COO,

Unite America

“Working with Nathaniel has helped me unlock a better version of myself as a leader, manager, and operator. His combination of questions, pushback, and ideas have proven invaluable across multiple dimensions of effectively running and scaling an organization. He's been indispensable."

— Nick Troiano, Executive Director,
Unite America
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