Todd advises senior executives, helping their organizations achieve their growth goals. Todd is a principal at growth strategy firm Ampersand. Todd has advised over 100 of the Fortune 500 firms (and some smaller ones) across dozens of industries: helping them design growth strategies; design and implement breakthrough innovations; and build strong innovation capabilities and culture. An entrepreneur early on, Todd was later the long-time managing director of one of the world’s most respected innovation strategy firms (Doblin, now a part of Deloitte), and then a partner at a strategy consulting firm (Monitor Group). He now serves only a few select clients at a time, teaming with handpicked colleagues from his network of individuals and firms. Todd teaches at the design school (Institute of Design at IIT) that started the marriage of business and design for innovation, a marriage which now permeates advanced thinking about innovation. He also teaches executives and MBA students about innovation and leadership at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Todd’s background includes: Big 8 accounting; IT consulting; marketing channel consulting; change management consulting; coaching entrepreneurs and senior executives; being an entrepreneur; a CPA designation; an undergraduate business degree from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas; and a an MBA from Vanderbilt.
Todd is still a basketball player (using the term somewhat loosely), and enjoys spending time with his wife and two school-aged children, when he’s not on an airplane or in a hotel somewhere.