Chad is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HighFive. As our fearless leader, Chad is responsible for the company’s overall growth and strategic direction. Chad also leads HighFive's diversity focus and maintains the company's culture through growth and community outreach. These pillars are the foundation of HighFive University and the non-profit HighFive For Healthcare (H54H). Chad ensures the team at HighFive becomes the leader in the endodontic industry that recruits, develops and retains great talent with a variety of backgrounds and skillsets.
Founder of Hospicelink, Chad served as CEO and chairman of the Board from December 2011 to January 2018. During that time, he completed a transaction selling a majority interest of Hospicelink to Blue Wolf Capital, a New York-based private equity firm. Under his strategic direction, the company earned Inc. 5000 recognition as one of Americas’ fastest-growing private companies in 2016, 2017 and 2018 with over $250M in annual revenues. He and a partner purchased the majority of Affinity Hospice in 2016. And in November 2018, they sold the company to a private equity firm in Miami with +500M undermanagement. The investment provided a 27x return to investors within 36 months.
From 2008 to 2012, Chad served as the founder and CEO of Independent Medical Equipment, which was Alabama’s largest DME company when he sold the business in 2012.
Chad started his career in finance and accounting at Deloitte, where he practiced tax advisory services. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Samford University. And he’s also a two-time nominee for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2016, 2018), an honor he won as a finalist in 2018.
Chad has been a leader in moving startups forward for several years, leveraging his experience and relationships to create sustainable value for his partners and shareholders. Chad is the proud owner of HighFive's mascot, Teddy.