Chad Zipfel is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member in August 2018, Chad was an adjunct professor.
He joined Fisher with more than a decade of progressive finance leadership experience in the Corporate space. Most recently as Senior Director, he led the turnaround of The Oneida Group out of bankruptcy: rebuilding a new Finance organization, reducing inventory, enacting price increases, and refinancing the Company’s capital structure. Prior to that, Chad worked at L Brands and Procter & Gamble for close to 10 years, in various capacities and locations: ranging from Corporate Finance to M&A to Sales to Innovation to Plant Controller.
Outside of the classroom, Chad is actively engaged with Fisher’s Executive Education, Honors Finance program, and is a STEP Faculty Mentor.
In addition to Ohio State, Chad stays engaged in the business world through a variety of means. He is the active founder of F.A.S.T. Consulting LLC: specializing in Finance and Strategy transformations focused on small businesses and CPG companies. He currently sits on the Board of a VC-backed start-up and continues to be active in the non-profit space with numerous Board positions.
Chad received his BSBA in Finance with Honors, graduating summa cum laude from Fisher. He resides in Sunbury, OH with his wife and two boys.