Shad A. Madsen named as CFO for Mentoring Minds

TYLER, TX – Mentoring Minds, a leading national publisher of K-12 educational resources, announced that Shad A. Madsen has joined the organization as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Shad brings diverse, hands-on experience and leadership to his new role as CFO. Leading and developing future generations to serve the country has been a dominant theme throughout Shad’s 16-year career. Robert Bush, CEO, stated, “The Mentoring Minds mission to develop affordable, effective learning tools that help children think critically, giving them the skills to succeed not just in the classroom, but in life, will allow Shad to continue to make a difference in the lives of our future leaders across the country.”

Shad was a captain in the U.S. Army, leading teams of soldiers in both peace and wartime operations, including two tours in the Middle East. After serving in the Army, Shad worked at Boeing and Sabre Holdings, progressing from analyst to business unit controller and then finance director. While at Boeing and Sabre, he contributed to a wide variety of financial and operational functions including financial planning and analysis, accounting, financial reporting, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, business unit strategy, and resource management.

Shad earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Founded more than a decade ago, Mentoring Minds, the Critical Thinking for Life Company, develops affordable, effective learning tools that give students the skills to succeed, not just in the classroom, but in life. Experienced educators create K-12 print and online resources that integrate best practices for instruction, assessment, and learning for students across the nation. For more information about Mentoring Minds and its educational resources, call 800-585-5258 or visit


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