Nate Garvis


Studio/EEarn Influence Design




After leaving a long government relations career at Target in 2010, Garvis has built one of the most creative and influential business development practices in Minnesota. Along with longtime friend and business partner Tom Wiese, Garvis launched Studio/E, which brings together successful executives, government officials, nonprofit staffers and others who seek to start businesses or simply make their own organizations more entrepreneurial and better able to navigate change. Garvis and Wiese also operate Earn Influence Design, a consultancy that helps organizations differentiate themselves and their products or services in a fast-changing world. “[Humans are] biologically wired to resist change,” Garvis says. Think of his work as helping organizations go wireless—and be better connected to customers and the world.