Head of Innovation & Sustainability Practice
Todd joined SPMB in 2013 to spearhead and lead our Innovation & Sustainability Practice areas. He has an unwavering commitment to his clients, closing over 800 searches in North America, Europe, and Asia during his 25+ years in Executive Search.
Todd’s clients are Innovators and Leaders in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Clean Energy & Storage, Autonomous Driving, Transportation and Better Foods. He is relentless in the pursuit of top-tier Executives who are passionate about making an impact and building companies that are disruptive, purpose-driven and mission oriented.
Todd is an avid skier, mountain biker, yoga practitioner, and runner, and has competed in hundreds of races including the Big Sur, Boston, and New York City Marathons, Escape from Alcatraz, Japan Ironman and Hawaii Ironman Triathlons.
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What Sports Star would you most like to meet?
2016 has been the year for meeting the NBA’s MVP’s in the spring I met Steph Curry and a month later Kevin Durant…who did ask what life was like in San Francisco…while I’m not taking credit for Durant’s signing with the Warriors…I did use my subtle powers of persuasion.
What is the hardest thing you have ever done:
I love new challenges whether it was going under 10 hours in an Ironman and racing the championships in Hawaii, running a sub 3 hour Boston Marathon in my 40’s, taking on crossfit, playing Division 1 tennis, or my more recent exploration of yoga. Each has started with finding amazing teachers and community, being humble and learning through failure, enjoying the process, celebrating successes and having the passion and commitment to achieve the goals I have set.
What is the most non traditional job you have had?
During college I worked on Martha’s Vineyard and literally ran from job to job which included shucking oysters at a raw bar, cooking lobsters, night watchman, home construction, lawnmower man and waiter.