CHAD BADIYAN

Partner

Chad is a partner at SecondMuse, where he is responsible for strategic consulting, marketing and learning services. As a business professional with 25 years experience in strategic problem solving, systems design, and learning, Chad strongly believes collaboration is fundamental in addressing complex problems and creating global prosperity. His work at SecondMuse includes strategy and systems, and conceiving, incubating and scaling innovation initiatives in partnership with public and private sector organizations. Chad has worked closely on complex social and environmental issues, co-creating and advancing programs with NASA, the U.S. Department of State, USAID, Nike, Intel, the World Bank and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. 

Chad is motivated by a belief that the fundamental purpose of business is to contribute to the advancement of civilization and that collaboration is one of the most useful ways to address the complex problems the world is facing. Towards this end, he seeks to generate insights and understanding of the systems and markets we operate within and collectively identify and advance paths to address key opportunities. This is the basis of much of his work, driving his engagement in programs like LAUNCH, Futureworks and NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge. 

Prior to starting SecondMuse in 2008, Chad worked in Mexico as executive director of a public foundation, served on the startup team of an online university in Iran, and ran a knowledge management company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.