I had the pleasure of working with Todd for over five years at Scholastic. During this time, I was consistently impressed by his strategic mindset while maintaining a commitment for long term financial growth. Todd led multiple projects involving many areas of the business with both a clear vision and great execution. He is incredibly professional, fair and a pleasure to work with. His strong leadership coupled with the ability to see the big picture and execute on the details makes Todd a tremendous asset to any team.
I was Todd's direct manager at Scholastic over the last 8 years. I would recommend Todd without any reservations for an organization looking for a strong financial leader who has experience in business process improvement, finance function transformation and has recruited/developed an excellent team of highly capable professionals reporting to him. In addition, Todd has closed several small acquisitions while at Scholastic, has effectively negotiated vendor agreements and fully appreciates the value that data analytics adds to any financial decision. Finally, Todd is a strong communicator and is someone I would hope to work with again in the future.
I have worked with Todd while he was at Qualcomm. Todd is very talented in managing complex international transactions having many facets to them. Not only Todd is very talented in the M&A space; he's also very pleasant and fun to work with. My observation was also shared by the other team members on these transactions.
Todd was a great business partner in providing strategic financial analysis of various technology deployments considered by Sprint. His high financial acumen, direct engagement, willingness to challenge the status quo as well as his big picture view allowed many of these analysis to serve as the basis for approval and tactical execution.