After establishing his business chops in both Fortune 500 and early-stage environments, Thad is one of the founding partners at Flyover Capital, where he is focused on fulfilling the firm’s mission of creating the next generation of technology success stories in areas outside of the traditional tech hubs. Before Flyover, Thad was President and CEO of Zave Networks (acquired by Google), a venture-backed digital advertising tech company. Prior to that, he spent several years at Sprint leading multiple businesses during the formative years of mobile data and wireless wholesale services. One of his executive positions included managing Sprint’s Innovation program and co-founding Sprint Nextel Ventures.
Since moving to the Midwest after stints on both coasts, Thad is committed to bolstering the early-stage technology scene in the region. As such, he co-founded BlackOps Development, a high-quality software development company, and serves on the boards of several rapidly developing companies.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Thad graduated from the University of Arizona, where he played on the Wildcats’ nationally ranked NCAA tennis team. He earned his MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Thad serves as a mentor and advisor for Techstars Kansas City and the Sprint Accelerator. He lives in Leawood, Kansas with his family, with whom he enjoys spending time playing tennis, hiking, and exploring new destinations.
As a member of Class 22, Thad served his fellowship at Flyover Capital under the mentorship of Elliot Katzman, General Partner at Commonwealth Capital Ventures in Boston, who has more than 30 years of technology experience building some of New England’s most successful companies as investor, founder, and senior executive.