Co-Founder & CEO
Brand Strategist, Innovative Marketer & Business Growth Expert.
Over the last 20 years, Chad has partnered with hundreds of companies to develop successful growth strategies. His philosophy is rooted in the belief that every brand has a story to tell, and great storytelling is the key to connecting brands with potential customers.
Chad began his career in the film and television industry, where he would spend a few years working as a freelance cinematographer and sound mixer. He eventually landed a gig at a digital media studio in Orlando, FL, where he was fortunate enough to work with brands like NASCAR, Holiday Inn, and AOL. It was at this same firm in the late 90's where Chad developed his passion for the (then-emerging) technology called the "Internet"—maybe you've heard of it? Quickly realizing its potential for businesses, Chad pioneered some early B2B internet marketing strategies.
Before co-founding Ascend, Chad played vital roles in two additional digital marketing agencies, working as Director of Marketing Strategy and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Over the years, he’s had the opportunity to collaborate with brands like NBCUniversal, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Dippin' Dots.
When Chad is not working, you'll find him outdoors enjoying the natural wonders Colorado has to offer. Whether it's hiking, rock climbing, or kayaking, Chad is always ready for an adventure.