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 -

 

 

Experience

/Recent Projects



Phlexable
Accounting and Finance
Founder


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 an aviation industry startup


Bonhomme Labs
Startup Consulting
Principal


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


Food on the Fly
Co-Founder


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


PricewaterhouseCoopers
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

Credentials

/Licensure & Education

Certified Public Accountant
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Florida Division of Certified Public Accounting

M.S. Accounting
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

B.B.A. Accounting, with departmental honors
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

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

The Art of the Deal

by Donald J. Trump

Ready Player One

by Ernest Cline

We

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.