At Transition360, Tod oversees public relations, marketing, facilitation, internal/external accountability measurement and crowd control. (All expertise finely tuned through the parenting of four children.)
Tod is a veteran United States Chamber of Commerce director and served as Ambassador for Seattle to Washington DC, representing Puget Sound’s small and midsize business owners to the US Congress.
Tod’s focus is helping business owners build and receive optimum value for their company. Owner/Seller/Buyer education, quantitative screening for capable and serious buyers/sellers, and humor have proven to be Tod’s unique competitive advantage. To execute these transitions, Tod draws upon more than 15 years of experience in business ownership and management, as well as his tenure in senior roles within regional and global CPA firms.
Tod particularly enjoys finding simple ways of looking at complex issues and has used this expertise facilitating solution focused Board meetings for over 100 Puget Sound companies in the past 10 years.
In addition to his business experience, Tod’s study towards medical school at University of Fairbanks, astrophysics at the University of New Mexico, and a fully verifiable Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian Studies completed at Indiana University, Bloomington, has proven invaluable in executing precise surgical, directional, and contractual owner/buyer linguistic translations required to transition a business from a successful owner to an even more successful new owner.
Business Development for Value Maximization, Marketing and Revenue Generation Processes for privately held businesses as part of a defined Exit Strategy or succession plan.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Licensed and Certified in Business and Real Estate Brokerage in the state of Washington. Past & Current Memberships: Master Builders Association – Financial Executives International –Member of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS) – National Association of Corporate Directors – Association for Corporate Growth – Washington Biotech & Biomed Association – National Association of Industrial and Office Properties – Northwest Entrepreneur Network – Bellevue Business Roundtable. Board Director, Transition 360, LLC.[/expand]
TRANSITION360, LLC – Bellevue, Washington (2010 – Present)
ESI – EXECUTIVE SUCCESS INSTITUTE – Washington (1992 – Merged 2010)
Founder, private consulting practice specializing in the facilitation of peer-to-peer advisory groups for Owners and Managers of privately held family businesses.
BDO CPA FIRM – 5th Largest Global CPA Firm – Washington (2008-2010)
Director of Business Development. Teamed with national staff and partners to initiate new client contracts with organizations such as World Vision. Led cultural transformation from transactional client partnerships to relational, ”High Touch”, process.
BERNTSON PORTER & COMPANY, PLLC – Bellevue, WA (2005-2007)
Director of Business Development. Led implementation of new management system to improve partner involvement and accountability in business development expectations. Represented “face” of Company at public events. Designed and developed outside business development position. Coached partners and directors in networking, marketing and business development.
MAP – MANAGEMENT ACTION PROGRAMS, INC – Bellevue, WA (1999-2005)
Executive Consultant. Worked one on one with over 500 business owners, executives and partners to identify and address challenges through design and implementation of the MAP management system of non-confrontational accountability.
CELLULAR ONE/NEXTEL – Alaska/Washington (1996 – 1998)
Helped establish and build out first analog cellular system in southeast Alaska.
FAR NORTH RUSSIAN IMPORTS – Alaska (1994-1995)
Founder, owner, operator, importer of Russian art for galleries in Juneau Alaska.
BOARDWALK GRILL RESTAURANT – Alaska (1992-1993)
Founder, owner, cook and janitor. Seafood restaurant serving the tour boat industry.[/expand]