One of Todd’s favorite sayings is, “We’re always interviewing.” It means that what we do matters, sometimes immediately, and sometimes not for many years into the future. This belief was formed while talking with countless references of executives during his twenty years in executive search. That is, the people in our past who have taken our “true measure” often influence our future path.
Todd Hand is a Managing Director at BSG Team Ventures, formerly the Boston Search Group, a boutique retained executive search firm focused on recruiting builder-leaders for the innovation sector. Todd co-manages the firm’s Education practice which includes the full spectrum of education markets--K-12, postsecondary, corporate, and consumer--and products and services that include distance learning, SES and EMO, administrative and curricular technology solutions, assessment, teacher professional development, for-profit college and K-12 operations, postsecondary educational technology, and corporate learning.
Previously, Todd managed TalentBench, the BSG’s solution that focuses on executive search for critical, urgent roles below the C- level. Todd held operating roles as COO and VP of Sales & Marketing at two cleantech companies. He raised venture capital financing for an executive search firm where he recruited leaders to drive the success of emerging growth technology companies. Prior, he built management teams at Idealab, a creator and operator of technology companies. He moved there from the Yankee Group, the global technology market research firm, where he headed up talent acquisition. For ten years, Todd served on the board of directors of the Coronado Ventures Forum, an organization focused on educating and connecting entrepreneurs with private equity financing, and he has been a guest writer for NetworkWorld.
Todd is a graduate of Penn State and attended the Babson MBA program before leaving early to start his own company. Todd lived in Boston for twelve years, but now he and his wife and two kids live in Albuquerque. He is an avid gardener and a fledgling guitar player. He is also a two-time Ironman finisher.