Thad D. Hamilton, AIF, CEBS, SPHR, is TRI-AD’s Chief Executive Officer and President. He holds primary responsibility over the firm’s strategy and direction, including management of the Executive Team. He has comprehensive experience consulting and administering employee benefit plans, including retirement plans, health and welfare plans, Section 125 and other reimbursement plans, COBRA and benefit communications.Mr. Hamilton joined TRI-AD in 1992. As a member of the Executive Management Team, he is involved in corporate strategic planning, new business development, software development and client relationship management for some of the firm’s largest clients. Mr. Hamilton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Finance from California State University at Chico. He has obtained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation from the Center of Fiduciary Studies, the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (in conjunction with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania), and the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He has also been an active member of Vistage (formerly known as TEC) for several years and recently completed the Strategic Leadership program through the Stanford Graduate School of Business.