In 1987, Thad began his professional career in the geotechnical field. As a geologist, he was responsible for landslide and fault studies in Southern California and oversight of geotechnical aspects of grading/construction projects. With a B.S. in geological science from the University of Southern California and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach, Thad eventually transitioned to environmental consulting, specializing in the assessment and remediation of oil fields. In his current role as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Thad provides leadership support for all administrative functions at Wayne Perry, Inc., including accounting, human resources, legal, and IT.