Chad Hatch is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Bird Dog Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in Sioux Falls, SD. After graduating from the University of South Dakota in 1992, Chad joined the U.S. Army as an active duty officer stationed in Colorado Springs CO. He spent the next four years as the leader for three different platoons including a M1A1 tank platoon with 16 soldiers. Upon leaving the military, Chad has been active in the field of corporate finance, venture capital and private equity for the past 25 years.
Chad has participated in eight mission trips to Haiti and has served on the Mission-Haiti board of directors for the past five years. Building up Christian leaders in Haiti through education and jobs continues to be a strong passion. He resides in Sioux Falls with his wife, Korie, and three children, Abby, Hannah, and Gavin.