As president and chief executive officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania for more than 19 years, Chad was the driving force behind the relocation and expansions of the two-time international award-winning Ben Franklin TechVentures® business/technology incubator, located on Lehigh University’s campus in Bethlehem.
Under Chad’s leadership, TechVentures grew three times, from 18,000 square feet to 129,000 square feet. Chad raised $16.4 million to fund these massive expansions.
Chad continued to improve Ben Franklin’s work in investing in and supporting promising early-stage technology firms and innovative established manufacturers throughout his tenure. Under Chad’s leadership, Ben Franklin clients have created and retained tens of thousands of highly paid, sustainable Pennsylvania jobs.
Chad’s legacy in improving the regional technology economy and enhancing the human condition will be long lasting.