Thad Halstead

AIM StrategiesTad Halstead
Marketing Director

Holding a bachelor's degree in marketing and international business from Kansas State University and an MBA from Washburn University, Thad is a longtime employee of Payless Shoe Source. Thad's relationship with the company started in 2003 where he began in planning and allocation, but eventually moved to associate buyer, then to buyer in areas such as men's and children's footwear in Latin America. Thad was the merchandising manager for children's athletics and boys, where his responsibilities include establishing the strategy and assortment for 3,800 stores in the United States and Canada. Thad is now the Marketing Director for AIM Strategies, a private equity firm based out of Topeka, with holdings in Apparel Brands, hotels and restaurants.