Chad specializes in senior executive searches across the sports industry with a focus on diverse roles in the ever-changing Intercollegiate Athletics landscape. His clients include major sports leagues, teams, conferences, and leading colleges and universities. He has completed Power Five Athletic Director and Commissioner searches for the most prominent collegiate sports conferences, as well as Head Coaching searches for football, basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, strength and conditioning, and more with marquis programs. In addition, he has led the charge on innovative searches in marketing, revenue generating roles, eSports, and player personnel positions.
Prior to joining Ventura Partners in 2016, Chad worked for Korn Ferry. He completed searches for the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NCAA, multiple National Governing Bodies, Brands, and prestigious universities. He has held senior leadership positions with the PGA TOUR, CAREY International and various Sports Marketing Agencies. He has significant business development, marketing, sales and operational management experience across major sports and entertainment sectors.
With more than 15 years of experience in sports marketing and event management, Chad has extensive property, agency and corporate experience in the business of sports. He has worked with elite sports properties including The Masters, Super Bowl, U.S. Open Tennis and Golf, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and Fortune 500 brands.
He is on the National Advisory Committee for the SEAL Legacy Foundation which is dedicated to providing support to families of wounded and fallen United States Navy SEALs, educational assistance for SEALs and their families, and other charitable causes benefiting the SEAL community.
Chad earned a degree in economics from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served over six years with distinction including multiple meritorious decorations. While at the Naval Academy, he was Captain of the varsity football team.