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Current Responsibilities

In his role at JLL, Mr. Knowles is a Senior Vice President within the Industrial Services Group and a member of the firms Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions practice.


Nathan brings deep experience to JLL were he previously held multiple P&L Leadership roles in the consumer durables industry. He has 15+ years experience working in retail, distribution, aftermarket, e-commerce, and the builder/contract industry. He has direct experience in General Management and P&L Leadership, for global organizations, and offers subject matter expertise with real estate decisions impacted by direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, commercial operations, distribution, supply chain, contact centers, and strategic planning.

Prior to joining JLL, Nathan served as General Manager, Ownership Solutions at Electrolux Major Appliances. With P&L responsibility for this business unit for North America, this included: e-commerce, distribution, procurement, commercial operations, B2B & B2C sales, new product development, marketing, business development, customer service, and strategic planning. Earlier in his career, he held additional positions at Electrolux as well as leadership positions at LG and General Electric, and was a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Education and Affiliations

Nathan attended Wake Forest University and graduated with a B.S.B.A. from the University of Arkansas. During college, he was an all-conference selection and on multiple NCAA Championship Teams. Additionally, he earned his M.B.A. from Emory University's Goizueta Business School and completed the Commercial Leadership Program (CLP) at General Electric.


Throughout his career, Nathan has a strong track record of working with both Fortune 50 and independently owned clients, in varying capacities. From supplier to business partner to site selection, this includes:

▪ Lowe's

▪ The Home Depot

▪ Sears

▪ Best Buy

▪ Target

▪ Wal-Mart

▪ Private Equity Firms

▪ Local, Regional, and National Distribution Co's

▪ Third Party Logistics Co's

▪ Select Clients in Manufacturing, Consumer Durables, Consumer Products, ecommerce and Contact Centers