Chad L. Summe co-founded (in 2021) and is the Managing Partner of eGateway Capital, an investment firm focused on serving companies and founders working across the eCommerce Value Chain. Strategically based in the re-emerging markets of the Midwest, eGateway Capital partners through growth equity investment and M&A Advisory services.
Prior to that, Chad spent eight years as an Officer and Senior Executive at Quotient Technology, a public Technology and Data company based in Silicon Valley. As the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, he was responsible for overseeing all operations, M&A, revenue, and go-to-market strategies with CPGs and retailers. Chad joined Quotient in 2012 when it was a private company, Coupons.com, and played an instrumental role scaling the company through an IPO to north of $400M in revenue. Driving growth organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions, Chad helped position Quotient as the leading Digital Performance Marketing partner for CPGs and retailers. Beyond his significant contributions driving Quotient’s revenue growth, Chad was also instrumental in leading the company’s expansion in Cincinnati, where they grew to over 300 employees.
Chad started his career in the Navy as a submarine officer on the USS Topeka (SSN 754) in San Diego, CA., for the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Force. After five years, he moved to corporate America to work for Procter & Gamble (P&G). During his tenure, he led strategy and brand marketing in the company’s Baby Care Division, working on Pampers (P&G’s biggest global brand) and Luvs.
On Pampers, Chad helped drive market strategy across North America, Europe and Asia; qualifying global consumer insights from moms impacted everything the brand did, from product to shelf. For Luvs, Chad led significant product and brand innovation, helping relaunch the brand, which resulted in significant sales and market share growth. His award-winning ‘First Kid, Second Kid’ marketing campaign (still running today) helped Luvs become one of the fastest growing P&G brands in North America.
Mr. Summe graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Economics (Honors) and holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and on the boards of CincyTech, the University of Cincinnati’s Economics Center, and Redwood’s Foundation.
Chad resides in Edgewood, KY with his wife, Kristin, and their four children.