In his capacity as the National Practice Leader of the Communications & Media Practice for Moss Adams, Chad provides strategic leadership for the firm’s audit, tax and consulting groups. Chad has specialized in providing service to the telecommunications industry since 1995. His clients are small- to mid-size rural telecommunications and broadband carriers, and his experience includes separations studies, forward-looking economic cost studies, rate cases, depreciation studies, and state and federal regulatory issues. Chad has provided expert testimony in a variety of proceedings before regulatory agencies throughout the country.
Chad is responsible for the development and presentation of industry-specific seminars on cost separations studies, telecommunications networks, and telecommunications regulation for the Moss Adams accounting and business seminars program. He is often engaged to present in-house seminars for carriers and associations around the country.
Chad is also a frequent conference presenter on telecom regulatory topics for state and national industry associations and other telecom events.
His extensive experience includes:
- Preparing company-specific cost studies and pricing models, including NECA cost settlement studies, state-specific studies in support of rate case proceedings, and incremental costing and pricing models
- Preparing and presenting written and oral testimony before multiple state commissions on regulatory and accounting issues
- Developing business models to identify the potential of new business opportunities, primarily for nonregulated activities
- Representing clients within state telecommunications associations and before state public utilities commissions regarding state regulatory issues
- Preparing and filing regulated service tariffs before state and federal commissions
- Preparing loan and grant applications
- Providing day-to-day expertise to clients in telecom accounting, state and federal settlement procedures, regulatory analysis, and nonregulated operations
- Providing subject matter expertise in forward-looking economic cost models, including the HAI Model versions 5.0a, 5.2a, and 5.3; the BCPM Model; the FCC’s Synthesis Model; the Alternative Connect America Model (A-CAM)