Executive Director of Finance and Operations

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Chad Thompson is the Executive Director of Research and Operations for Lyceum Leadership Consulting and overall administrative officer for The Leadership Lyceum LLC. Chad partners with our clients to generate search strategies backed by industry and sector insights. His targeted company and candidate research allows us to systematically identify relevant pools of candidates which reflects our client’s specifications.​

Along with Chad’s focus on consulting for Lyceum Leadership Consulting, he is also responsible for the finance and operations of The Leadership Lyceum LLC.

Chad has over fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry. He spent ten of those years at Bank of America, ultimately as vice president, where he focused on consulting with small and mid-sized companies to create efficiencies and improve cash flows through the use of commercial banking products. He was recently with AscendantFX where he helped companies of all sizes develop strategies to create efficiencies and decrease costs incurred through their global payments process.​

Chad serves on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Co-Chairs the organization’s Strategic Planning Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee. Chad also serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Housing and Health and is a member of the organization’s Finance Committee.​

Chad received his BS in Finance from The University of Illinois at Chicago. 


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