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CHAD SWEENEY, SENIOR PRINCIPAL

BIO

 

Chad is a member of Ginovus’ site selection and economic development incentives practice.  He provides location modeling, site selection, and advice on structuring economic development incentive agreements for clients throughout North America.  Chad has closed transactions resulting in over $1.1 billion of capital investment and an estimated 7,700 new jobs.  His depth of experience gives Chad the knowledge and expertise to understand projects resulting from complex corporate transactions to the needs of start-up companies. Chad is also an associate member of The Site Selector’s Guild, an internationally recognized site selection organization. Members are peer-nominated, vetted, and must demonstrate significant professional location advisory experience.

Before joining Ginovus, Chad served on the senior leadership team of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), the State of Indiana’s lead economic development agency, where he held the roles of EVP, CFO, and General Counsel.  During that time, Chad represented Indiana in structuring and negotiating incentives for more than 700 companies (including Nestle, Honda, and Amazon).  He also participated as a member of the State‘s trade delegations to Asia and Europe in an effort to secure new foreign direct investment opportunities.  Prior to his work with IEDC, Chad practiced law with the Indianapolis-based law firm Ice Miller and as a CPA with Deloitte.

 

BACKGROUND

  • J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
  • B.S., Accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  • Former EVP & General Counsel, Indiana Economic Development Corporation

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Chad Sweeney offers perspective on the unfolding of the Amazon HQ2 bid on Inside Indiana Business.

WATCH NOW: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/clip/14685139/amazon-hq2-update

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • January 2019 – Site Selectors Guild (SSG) announced on the 29th that Chad Sweeney was chosen as one of five new associate members.  The SSG prides itself in being only association of the world’s foremost professional site selection consultants and membership is recognized as the highest standard in the site selection industry. Members are peer-nominated, vetted, and must demonstrate significant professional location advisory experience. Read the official press release here.

 

 

EVENTS

INTERESTS

  • American Cancer Society, Ambassador for 2019 Discovery Ball
  • Zionsville Lions Club
  • Enjoys golf
  • Spends free time watching his kids play soccer