After experiencing the funding gap between the coasts first-hand, Thad founded Flyover Capital to create the next generation of technology success stories outside of the traditional tech hubs. Before Flyover, Thad was CEO of Zave Networks (acquired by Google), a venture-backed marketing attribution platform, based in Kansas City. Prior to that, he served in executive leadership roles at Sprint PCS and Sprint Nextel during the formative years of mobile data and wireless wholesale services.
Post the exit of Zave Networks, Thad became committed to bolstering the early stage technology scene in the broader heartland region. He has been an active angel investor, an inaugural member of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 Steering Committee, an advisor to the Kauffman Foundation, and a TechStars mentor.
Thad graduated from the University of Arizona where he played on their NCAA ranked tennis team. He earned his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Thad is also an active member of the Kauffman Fellows Program, a global network of venture investors.
Outside of his life at Flyover Capital, he spends as much time as he can on the tennis courts with his wife and daughter.