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Recognized Digital Leader and New Partner Chad Markle to Lead Kalypso’s Digital Innovation Practice

March 15, 2016

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Recognized digital leader Chad Markle has joined innovation consulting firm Kalypso as a partner to lead the growth of its Digital Innovation practice.

The people of Kalypso combine unparalleled expertise in innovation with a depth of experience in the retail, consumer goods, healthcare, high technology, manufacturing and life sciences industries. 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.

“The digital innovations we have experienced in the last two decades have been miraculous and profound. At Kalypso we help clients build foundational digital capabilities to create value at new frontiers, and apply new technologies and talent to improve how their customers are served,” said George Young, CEO of Kalypso. “Chad is exceptional at advising and leading companies to capitalize on these opportunities. We are excited to welcome him to the firm to help our clients deliver better results from innovation.”

Chad has hands-on experience developing smart, connected marketplaces, products, and supply chains, and has led successful efforts in the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, mobile, cloud, social networks, advanced analytics, e-commerce and virtual reality.

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.

Chad’s alma maters include The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics, and Columbia University, where he completed advanced coursework in Technical Architecture and Systems Design and Development. Chad and his family reside in the suburbs of Fort Worth, Texas.