Before joining Schmidt and Funk, Chad was a professor (Ph.D. Rutgers U) and ran a successful real estate business in the greater Washington D.C. area. His experience as a university educator and business owner has taught him the value of simple solutions in an increasingly complex world. Chad has also traveled, studied or taught in over twenty countries which gives him a unique ability to identify with the perspective of others and to offer personalized advice to a diverse community of individuals, families and businesses. Chad creates long-term relationships with his clients, helping them prepare for those key moments in life when they need financial security the most. His enthusiasm for work and life is second only to his enthusiasm for his family. In his leisure hours you might find him playing basketball with his twin daughters, fishing, or watching movies.