Founding + Emeritus Board Members

Our Founding and Emeritus Board Members are the bedrock of SPIRE.

They had the original vision. They laid the groundwork, created the first events, enrolled our first members, and forged the relationships upon which today's SPIRE continues to be built.

  • Preferred Name: Chad

    Last Name: Hagle

    Bio: Chad Hagle is a third-generation commercial developer with life-long experience. He is a Founding Board Member and President of SPIRE, and he is CEO of Aventine Development. Chad has developed retail projects across the country. He graduated from Stanford with degrees in Economics and Biology. Prior to founding his real estate development firm, Chad worked as Chief Operating Officer of GetFit Technologies, a Silicon Valley start-up, and as a Venture Capital Associate with Windmere Venture Partners. Chad's commitments to Stanford University include a seat on the Humanities and Sciences Council advising the dean, as well as Chair of the Alumni Advisory Council for the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA). Chad is a Trustee for the California Science Center in Los Angeles and has served as a Trustee for St. John's Episcopal School in Orange County.