Chad is a natural entrepreneur. He credits this to his upbringing on the mixed family farm where he learned at a young age to be resourceful and independent. This combined with an endless curiosity and a willingness to stretch himself fueled his passion for building business. Chad’s entrepreneurial thinking enables him to consistently provide fresh ideas and strategic direction to his diversified business portfolio and his growth driven attitude is what brings these visions to fruition. Chad believes it is the diversity of his portfolio that keeps things fresh and interesting for him.
Chad is the Founder and Chairman of Hughes Corp, a conglomerate that owns and manages a distribution company specializing in health lifestyle products, a canine hospitality franchise called Dogtopia with rights to Calgary and lastly and a real estate portfolio with properties in North America. Chad’s primary focus however is on his role as President and CEO of LandSolutions. Chad brings 20 years experience in land acquisition and management to his role at LandSolutions, a company that provides land acquisition and management services, along with environmental services to the energy and transportation industry.
Chad’s involvement in the Calgary business community landed him the distinguished “Leaders of Tomorrow” award, which was facilitated by Business in Calgary, a magazine focused on Corporate Calgary. Chad, along with 19 other Calgary business leaders received the award, which “recognizes people in the business community who have contributed to making Calgary the great city that it is, through their personal integrity, values, business initiatives, community involvement, innovation, and philanthropic activities”.
Chad holds a Land Acquisition and Management diploma from Olds College and an MBA from the University of Calgary.