Chad W. McKinney


Chad is a believer is developing small business.  He has dedicated his entire professional life to work as an accounting professional and financial advisor to over 100 business clients in for profit and non-profit enterprises.  Chad is now very excited to provide his unique skill set into the Charter School arena.

In this new endeavor with Ascend Business Services, which is a member of the Atrisco Companies, Chad will leverage the Atrisco Companies existing experience in shared business office functions and working with the OBMS system and combine that with his financial management skills and experience.  Chad’s focus within Ascend Business Services will be to support back office services and particularly payroll and accounting efforts for the charter schools.  Along with that will be a host of human relations (HR) issues and areas of need Charter Schools may have.  Chad’s unique background within the payroll accounting industry and his exposure to HR related issues in so many previous clients will help him strengthen HR back office process and provide exceptional advisory services to Charter Schools.

Chad has served on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer of the Notah Begay III Foundation.   He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in both New Mexico and Arizona.  Chad has also been an active participant in the New Mexico State Society of CPA’s, and the American Institute of CPA’s.

We handle the back-office so that you can focus on the classroom.