Chad leads the global commercial operations for the entire Kalypso business across industries, capabilities and geographies; helps clients to achieve digital transformation of the value chain; and works to build the future leaders of Kalypso. He also serves as a regional managing director for North America.
A well-known leader in digital sectors, Chad has hands-on experience developing smart, connected operations, marketplaces, products, and supply chains. During his career, he has led successful efforts in Industry 4.0. IoT, AI & Machine Learning, AR/VR, Digital Twin, Robotics, 3D printing, wearables, mobile, cloud, social networks, e-commerce and virtual tours, among others. He works with his clients to address digital disruption in their industries and focus on rich opportunities to innovate to win.
Chad's industry experience spans high tech and internet, technology services, consumer packaged goods, retail, healthcare, energy, utilities and clean tech, distribution and wholesale, insurance, financial services, and real estate.
In addition to serving clients, Chad has established and led multiple practices at Kalypso.
Prior to joining Kalypso, Chad was the President and COO of Synapse Wireless, a leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. 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.
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.
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- The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: BS in Economics
- Columbia University: advanced coursework in Technical Architecture and Systems Design and Development
Kalypso’s Chad Markle talks about solving big problems for better human outcomes at LiveWorx 2023
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