Nat Friedman in April 2006
Nathaniel Dourif Friedman (born August 6, 1977), known as Nat, is a programmer who co-founded Ximian along with Miguel de Icaza in 1999, a company that was later bought by Novell in 2003.
Friedman held the post of CEO of Ximian from 1999 to 2001 when he was replaced by David Patrick. Before Ximian, Friedman worked on the GNU ROPE project, and interned at Silicon Graphics and Microsoft. In 1999, he received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
At Novell, Friedman was the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for Open Source until January 2010.
In May 2011, Friedman became the CEO of Xamarin, a new company co-founded with Miguel de Icaza.