Todd Richardson

Updated at: June 23, 2021, 3:04 p.m.

Todd currently serve as the CEO of EDGE Mentoring — a mentoring organization that is sharpening the influence and impact of emerging leaders personally, professionally and spiritually through meaningful mentoring relationships.

Most recently he served on the Executive Team for Cheetah Digital, serving in the role of Chief Administrative Officer, responsible for executing the 2017 divestiture from Experian. In under two years, he managed the transformation of that business, including a complete replacement of the executive leadership and large percentage of the workforce, as well as re-balanced the real estate portfolio across the world (offices in roughly 15 countries).

Previously, he served as Co-Founder and Chief People Officer at Emplify (formerly Bluebridge Digital), focusing his energy on changing the way employers of all sizes and in all industries engage with their employees. It is at Emplify where he co-wrote the best-selling book Agile Engagement.

Prior to Emplify/Bluebridge Digital and starting Cadence Consulting, he was the Executive Vice President of Administration for (previously ExactTarget before acquired ExactTarget in 2013). In the 6+ years he worked at ExactTarget, they grew the business dramatically from $50M to well over $450M. This included launching operations in Australia, EMEA, Japan, Brazil, and Canada and growing the employee base from 300 to over 3,000 employees. All of this growth in operations culminated in a successful IPO in 2012 and acquisition by for $2.5B in 2013.

In his free time, Todd has served as an Adjunct Professor at Butler University College of Business and writes for various publications about culture formation, perpetuation, and evolution. He also has served on the Board of Visitors for Butler University and the the Boards of Christian Theological Seminary, Special Olympics of Indiana, INvestEd (formerly Indiana Secondary Market for Education), and Nextech.

Todd holds a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington and a JD from the Indiana University School of Law. He currently resides in Westfield, Indiana with his wife and four sons and enjoys attending Pacers,  Indiana University and Butler basketball games, Notre Dame football games, traveling the world (preferably warm locations), and spending time with his family and dearest friends at their lake retreat.

Related Books

Agile Engagement: How to Drive Lasting Results by Cultivating a Flexible, Responsive, and Collaborative Culture