Chad D. Cummings“There is always a better way.”

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Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

- Steve Jobs -

Let us perceive clearly our shortcomings.

- The Buddha -

I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.

- Marie Curie -

Tough times don’t last, but tough people do!

- Unknown -




/Recent Projects

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co
Senior Associate

Data scientist supporting the commercial division of the largest US bank by leveraging sophisticated multivariate forecast modeling

American Airlines
Accounting and Finance
Sr. Financial Analyst

Lead FP&A analyst for real estate division’s capital and operating budget for the world’s largest airline managing long-term facilities planning across ten hubs and over two hundred spokes

Accounting and Finance

Phlexable connects business owners with top-tier CPAs, bookkeepers, and financial analysts to deliver engagements that are collaborative and cost-effective

Flight Attest
Data Mining
Senior Advisor

Consulting for a stealth mode aviation industry startup

Bonhomme Labs
Startup Consulting

Ad hoc consulting for small business startups, including business plan refinement, marketing strategy, financial modeling, capital considerations, and project management

Food on the Fly
Data Science

Conceived, built, and marketed the first-to-market mobile food delivery and transactional analytics platform behind airport security

Private Equity/Venture Capital Tax
Associate, SALT-FS

Engineered technical solutions to more effectively serve clients including Texas Pacific Group, Goldman Sachs, First Reserve, HGGC, and several other boutique investment firms


/Licensure & Education

Certified Public Accountant – September 2015 to Present
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Florida Division of Certified Public Accounting

Certified Management Accountant – July 2018 to Present
Institute of Management Accountants

M.S. Accounting – Graduated May 2014
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

B.B.A. Accounting, with departmental honors – Graduated May 2013
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

Recent Press

/Featured Media

Reading List

/Recommended Texts

How to Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Hunter S. Thompson

Foundations of Interior Design

by Susan J. Slotkis

Anatomy of the State

by Muarry Rothbard

Ready Player One

by Ernest Cline


by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Zero to One

by Peter Thiel

The Informers

by Bret Easton Ellis

The Bell Curve

by Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray

This Perfect Day

by Ira Levin

The Logic of Subchapter K

by Laura Cunningham, Noël B. Cunningham

Game Theory for Applied Economists

by Robert Gibbons

Getting in Touch

/Contacting Chad

Please feel free to contact me via LinkedIn. I am available for speaking engagements and interview requests pertaining to the startup ecosystem, tax planning for entrepreneurs, and world affairs.