Todd is the Founder, President and CEO of Zone 5 which he launched in Albany, NY in 1989. He combines strong business management skills with an unmatched understanding of economic development and technology, cementing Zone 5’s reputation in Tech Valley/Upstate NY as a respected innovator and a great place to work.
Educated at the University of Albany, Todd has over 20 years experience in the field of of marketing and communications. His background includes expertise in management and finance, strategic planning marketing and Web development as well as business development for Zone 5 and clients alike. Todd continues a leadership role in regional economic development and global technology attraction initiatives. Specifically, he spearheaded the collaborative campaigns to develop and promote the New York Loves NanoTech, New York Loves Energy and New York Loves Bio sub-brands from the original “I Love New York” travel and tourism brand.
He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the New York Solar Energy Industries Association ( NYSEIA ) and on the Executive Board for the Capital Region Chapter of the American Marketing Association. He remains an active member of New Energy New York,, the Center for Economic Growth and the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation, and is currently working on initiatives involving photovoltaics/solar and renewable energies. He leads Zone 5’s Technology and Economic Development practices and directs strategic marketing efforts for clients in those sectors.
Most recently he was honored by being appointed to the Board of Governors of the prestigious Silicon Valley Capital Club in San Jose, CA. He also serves as Consultant to the Silicon Valley Strategic Advisors organization, a recent spin-off of the global Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International trade organization.
Todd and his wife Karen split time between their residences ( and wine cellars ) in Albany and San Jose and have one daughter who will be a double major senior at the University of Buffalo.