• Hi, I'm Greg Nance

    Welcome to my website — thanks for stopping by.


    I'm passionate about using technology to boost college affordability, youth mental health, and addiction recovery.


    I believe BEST TEAM WINS and have been very lucky to work with great people throughout my career in startups and nonprofits... and ultramarathon running too.


    With the help of an amazing team, I recently completed a 3,156 mile run from the Atlantic to the Pacific for youth mental health!


    You can keep scrolling for more on my work and adventures.

  • My Work

    I believe Education = Opportunity

    I am passionate about working with great people to expand education access

    Moneythink Co-Founder & Chairman

    Less Debt, More Degrees

    Coast-to-Coast, USA


    Recognized by President Obama as a "Champion of Change", Moneythink brings transparency to college costs so that all students are equipped to invest in their futures.


    Since 2008 we've raised more than $7M from generous grassroots donors and organizations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google and JP Morgan to equip over 33,000 students with financial life skills. Nearly 90% of the students we've coached have enrolled in college with a sustainable financial plan. Watch this video to learn more.


    Our new tool, DecidED, will help us scale our impact to students nationwide. You can read about our groundbreaking partnership with IDEO.


    The Harvard Business Review called Moneythink a meaningful place to work. We're hiring — check out our careers page to apply today!

    Dyad Mentorship Founder & CEO

    Mentorship for the Motivated

    Shanghai & Seattle


    At Dyad we believe in the transformative power of mentorship. We connect students with mentors for life-changing admissions and career advice. During my tenure as CEO from 2012 to 2021, our team of 200+ mentors helped students earn over $27M in scholarships ($27,157,029 but who's counting :-).


    You can learn more about our mission and model in interviews with Cambridge University, Huffington Post, and the World Economic Forum Agenda.

    Advancing Scholarship Opportunities

    Paying it forward

    I was only able to attend my dream schools, UChicago and Cambridge, with the help of scholarships. I'm on a mission to pay it forward by partnering with organizations doing impactful work:


    • The Harry S Truman Scholarship is the Presidential Memorial to Public Service. I was Washington State's 2010 recipient and I served on the Board of Directors of the Truman Scholars Association from 2016-2021.


    • The Gates Cambridge Scholarship was established by Bill & Melinda Gates as a global network of emerging leaders dedicated to tackling worldwide challenges. I was a 2011 recipient and served on the Gates Cambridge Alumni Association Board from 2019-2021.


    Rhodes Scholarships were first awarded to Chinese students in 2015. I was honored to serve on the Pre-Selection Committee in 2015 and 2016.


    MakerGirl has inspired over 5,000 girls ages 7-10 to get active in STEM through 3D printing workshops. Since 2018 I've served on the Board and am excited to support future leaders in science and technology!

    U.S. Foreign Policy

    American leadership in the Pacific

    I believe American leadership is vital to preserving peace and prosperity in the 21st century. As a Harry S Truman Scholar at the University of Chicago, I authored the first white paper to use a geopolitical defensive realist framework to explain the East Asian naval arms race and how the U.S. must enlist democratic maritime allies to ensure regional stability.


    Since 2014 I have served as an Advisory Board Member to the Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST), a leading international security affairs research institute funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.


    My writing has been featured in the Seattle Times and I've shared insights on Sino-American relations with London's NBC News and Beijing's China Global Television Network (watch here).

  • Running Across America

    to spark a nationwide movement for youth mental health

    3,156 miles for the mission

    With the help of an amazing support team, I ran 3156 miles from New York City to Ocean Shores, WA.


    I started with a foot in the Atlantic on April 25th (pictured)


    And then ran the equivalent of 120 marathons across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Washington to dip my feet in the Pacific on July 17th.

    Keep Showing Up

    The mantra that got me to the startline and helped me power thru exhaustion and self-doubt while crossing the continent.


    Here's our route and day-by-day itinerary.


    You can read this Seattle Times feature for more on the Run Across America and the obstacles we faced reeling in the Pacific.


    You can follow @GregRunsFar on Instagram to see the beautiful landscapes + sunsets we enjoyed and read my daily recaps to meet some of the wonderful folks from the road.

  • Run Far Foundation supports

    youth mental health

    Run Far Community Grants fund youth-led volunteer projects in all 50 states.


    We enable meaningful community service and help young people find purpose, have fun, and stay healthy.


    A listing of overly kind things folks have said about my work and leadership.

    "I can attest that Greg ranks among the best. He is an extremely bright, thoughtful and magnetic person with an admirable track record of mobilizing people and resources for worthwhile causes, with a demonstrated commitment to education and public service."

    - John Morrison, former President, Association of American Rhodes Scholars


    "I was impressed by Greg's range of interests and quality of insight. I predict Greg will be a future star of some kind. I recommend him!”

    - Ben Casnocha, #1 NY Times Best Selling Author


    "Greg uses his insights into international relations to predict, with great clarity, geopolitical events and their economic ramifications."

    - Matthew Harsch, Merrill Lynch


    "I am continuously impressed by Greg's focus, determination and goal orientation. He maintains equanimity under stress and is adept at building what he envisions."

    - Lonnie Stonitsch, Director of Family Action Network


    "Greg is a humble leader who can inspire the young and old, investors, employees, customers and colleagues with his vision and ethical approach to business and big-picture thinking on difficult public policy challenges."

    - Tidal McCoy, former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force

  • Did I mention I'm a huge Seahawks fan?

    Seattle Seahawks 12 Ambassador

    Cheering with the World's Best Fans

    My running career peaked in 2016 when Delta Air Lines named me "12 Ambassador" to the Seattle Seahawks and featured my ultra running in TV commercials.


    The Seahawks shared a fun recap after I ran 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents:


    "Nance was born into a Seahawks family as his dad was a beer vendor at the King Dome during the 1983 and ’84 seasons. His fandom started at a young age, wearing his number 12 Seahawks jersey to peewee football practice, continuing to represent his favorite NFL team over the years wearing a Seahawks cap while running some of the toughest footraces in the world."


    Fellow 12? Reach out because I'd love to hear your story! I love connecting with 12s, talking Hawks together, and cheering with the world's best fans!