Chad Markle

Chad Markle

Chad brings over 25 years of experience working as an executive and advisor at Fortune 1000 companies to deliver results by combining strategic thinking with the transformative business impact of technology.
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Chad has hands-on experience developing smart, connected marketplaces, products, and supply chains, and has led successful efforts in Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, mobile, cloud, social networks, advanced analytics, e-commerce and virtual reality, among others.

Prior to joining Kalypso, Chad was the president and COO of Synapse Wireless, a leader in the IoT industry specializing in software, hardware and networking solutions to develop, deploy and manage the "things" in IoT. There he oversaw the product management, marketing, sales, engineering, services and operations functions of the company. He also managed business segments including building and lighting controls, energy monitoring, food service automation, connected healthcare, and embedded wireless components and software.

Earlier in his career, Chad served as a director/partner at Bridge Strategy Group, a boutique management consultancy; vice president of mergers and integration at Move.com, a real estate internet company; and vice president of operations and technology at IPIX, an immersive digital content provider. He also held leadership roles at A. T. Kearney and Morgan Stanley & Co. 

Current Projects

Chad serves as the head of Kalypso’s Digital Innovation practice, helping clients use digital capabilities to deliver on the promise of innovation. His practice helps clients build the foundational digital capabilities to create value at new frontiers and rethink how to use new technologies and talents to improve how customers are served.

Outside of Kalypso

Chad’s hobbies and outlets include enjoying live music, craft beer, genealogy, carpentry, gaming, and lake house weekends. Chad and his family reside in the suburbs of Fort Worth, Texas in a house ruled by two West Highland White Terriers. 

Specialties

  • Strategic Planning & Governance
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Business & Innovation Strategy
  • Digital Transformation
  • Product Development Improvement
  • Product/Service Portfolio Optimization
  • Go-to-Market Strategy and Execution
  • Technology Strategy, Alignment and Management
  • Lean Start Up; Continuous Innovation
  • Engineering Management; Quality Improvement
  • Project and Program Management; Agile Methods

Education

  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: BS in Economics
  • Columbia University: advanced coursework in Technical Architecture and Systems Design and Development

Authorship

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