As Founder and CEO of Sports Academy, Chad is continuing to express his passion for philanthropy with the development of Sports Academy Foundation. Professionally, Chad has a long track record of entrepreneurial success as an investor, director, advisor and executive mentor. He is the Founder, Director and former President/COO of CURO, Inc., an international specialty finance company. Philanthropically, Chad serves as a Director and Vice President of Soaring with Eagles Foundation, a leadership development program that focuses on self-discovery of core values, strengths, and purposeful passion for selected students at Kansas State University Staley School of Leadership Studies; Director for the Special Forces Charitable Trust, whose primary mission is to provide meaningful financial support, programs and services to the U.S. Army Special Forces; Co-Founder of the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows Program, whose mission is to develop young leaders through the transformational process developed and utilized by Coach Bill Snyder at Kansas State University. Chad was a Team Captain and Team Leader on Coach Snyder’s 1989 football team.