Chad Strader is a Partner at Red Arts Capital. He leads management and development of the firm’s investments. His responsibilities include origination and evaluation of investment opportunities, due diligence, and working with management teams to implement operational strategies for the firm’s investments.
Before forming Red Arts in 2015, Chad invested in private equity transactions at Woodlawn Partners and Entrepreneurial Capital Partners where he also served as the CFO/Controller to portfolio companies. Chad previously held accounting and financial post-merger and acquisition roles at PepsiCo.
He began his career in the Transportation & Logistics space while working for his family's automotive business.
Outside of Red Arts, Chad is a Board Member of De La Salle Institute and serves on the Chairmen's Advisory Council for the Big Shoulders Fund, a charity that creates opportunities for inner-city children to attend Catholic schools.
Chad holds an MBA from University of Chicago and a BBA in Accounting from Georgia Southern University.