Chad SweeneySenior Principal Ginovus
Chad Sweeney is a Senior Principal with Ginovus, a globally recognized provider of location modeling, site selection and economic development incentive procurement & management services. Chad is a member of the firm’s leadership team and focuses on the site selection and economic development incentives practice.
Chad works closely with the firm’s clients to provide expertise and experience in site selection and economic incentive negotiation and management. He has closed transactions resulting in over $1.1 billion of capital investment and an estimated 7,700 new jobs. Chad provides location modeling, site selection, and advice on structuring economic development incentive agreements for clients throughout North America. His depth of experience gives him the expertise to understand projects ranging from complex corporate transactions to the needs of start-up companies.
Ginovus was formed in 2002 and over the past 17 years has represented over 280 clients in support of approximately 400 projects across North America and the Caribbean. The team consists of professionals with backgrounds in public-sector economic development, real estate, law, accounting, and economics. Their collective level of knowledge, experience and insight is unsurpassed in the industry.
Geographic Areas Served:
• United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico
Industries or Specialties:
• Financial Services
• Healthcare & Life Sciences
• HQ Selection
Areas of Expertise:
Chad’s areas of expertise include leading and coordinating site selection searches for all of Ginovus’ clients, including economic impact modeling, multi-market comparisons and tax, and regulatory reviews. He also works closely with his colleagues at Ginovus on the site selection components of nearly all of their large project engagements across North America.
Chad is a frequent speaker and contributor on issues impacting site selection decisions and has published a number of articles related to the same.
Before joining Ginovus, Chad served on the senior leadership team of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), the State of Indiana’s lead economic development agency, where he held the roles of EVP, CFO, and General Counsel. During that time, Chad represented Indiana in structuring and negotiating incentives for more than 700 companies (including Nestle, Honda, and Amazon). He also participated as a member of the State’s trade delegations to Asia and Europe in an effort to secure new foreign direct investment opportunities. Prior to his work with the IEDC, Chad practiced law with the Indianapolis-based law firm Ice Miller and as a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte.
Notable Past Clients:
- Charles Schwab
- Dow AgroSciences
- Finish Line
- Liberty Mutual
- Roche Diagnostics
- XPO Logistics
- Zimmer Biomet
- J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
- B.S., Accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
In his free time, Chad enjoys playing golf and watching his kids play soccer.