Brad is a financial and operational all-star with experience in accounting, finance, business operations, and sales. No stranger to challenge—or numbers—Brad spent the first 10 years of his career in public accounting with Hantzmon Wiebel, LLP, helping diverse companies in diverse economic environments succeed. Brad left public accounting to focus on “growth stage” companies, helping them navigate rapid growth while anchoring them in solid infrastructure for their long-term success. He served as Director of Operations of Cell One for 10 years and as CFO of Blue Ridge Numerics for 5 years. As Teachstone’s CEO, Brad is taking care of business (every day!) as he manages our strategic and operational growth. He’s committed to making Teachstone a great place to work and a great partner to work with. Brad earned his BS in Business Administration from Bridgewater College.
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Thompson, 7th Grade (English)
Early childhood education is finally getting its time in the spotlight. It’s great to see more and more funding going into programs that will make a difference for thousands of young children and their families. But I haven’t heard much about early childhood education as a profession. As the CEO of Teachstone and a CPA by training, I want to step back and talk about three investments we need to commit to the adults supporting our youngest learners.
By training, I’m an accountant. Or as some on my staff say, “a bean counter.” I like to know what things are going to cost, I need to know that we can pay for them, and of course, I want to know that we are getting a strong return on our investment (a.k.a. ROI).
As on most days, today someone asked me, “What’s new, Brad?” For some reason, today, this question got me thinking: There's actually a LOT that's new at Teachstone. We've been hard at work here developing new resources, products, trainings, and initiatives—all geared toward helping educators and children nationwide.