He leads marketing efforts at Nikola. Tad is an accomplished business development professional that has helped dozens of early stage companies raise funds, identify industrial partners, research markets and with early deployments. He has played an active role in fundraising activities that have secured more than $240 million. In addition, Tad is an active environmentalist and founder of Green Columbus, non-profit that organizes the largest coordinated volunteer effort for Earth Day.
| Jefferson Award, national recognition of extraordinary community service, 2014
| MBA and MS in Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Michigan, 2002
| Professional Engineer (PE), State of Texas, 1999
| BS in Chemical Engineering, Ohio University, 1993