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“This time spent together on the road provided a deep insight into the passion and energy with which Todd conducts his business interactions, and overall, how he lives life. Todd is driven by a deeply seated desire to help students all over the country find success in the classroom.”
Vice President of Pitsco Education
“Hope is not a strategy.” This quote from Todd is something that accurately reflects his state of constant being. His concepts inspire and influence thoughts into action which is why entire districts and regions are following his advice to take them from strategy and structural planning to execution and growth stages. In short, Todd is …
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“A better way to describe his approach is a Transformational Consultant. His approach begins with believing that all solutions start with people rather than “stuff” or technology alone. The strength that is immediately evident is his Listening and Questioning skill set. He has consistently calmed and boiled the complexity of challenges to their base building blocks.”
-Othello H. Meadows III
President/CEO Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp.
“In the course of our work together, Todd has proven an able collaborator with a talent for bringing partners together. He recognizes a national need for evolving STEM education to include innovation and entrepreneurship concepts – a viewpoint that the University of Iowa’s Jacobson Institute shares. The partnership he has built demonstrates his ability to successfully gather like-minded companies for the purpose of moving forward.”
Director Jacobson Institute
“I have seen Todd lead a national consortium of partners to create a combined solution offering that developed into a new category and new market. I watched him seek out and establish new and strong relationships with both partners and prospective customers demonstrating strong business development and thought leadership drawing praise from colleagues and more importantly customers.”
Founder, CEO Startup Genius Inc
Smith Ventures is a visionary company that understands the future of public education. Todd Smith brings an energy and understanding of the business sector, its workforce needs, and how to connect to public high schools. Todd is a collaborative partner who seeks to understand your needs as a client.Todd helped our district demonstrate the value PK-12 school districts and their students bring to the business sector through his innovative thinking. His vision for workforce development aligned closely with our district’s vision of personalized learning for each student. Our partnership with Smith Ventures allowed us to create valuable business partnerships leading to authentic real-world learning experiences across multiple business sectors. I highly recommend Smith Ventures to assist your school district in building community partnerships that align with authentic learning environments for all students.
-Blane McCann Superintendent of Schools
We hired Smith Ventures to accomplish 3 tasks: 1.) Vet out my team’s similarities and differences regarding our approach and culture 2.) Create, with aforementioned information, a collective mission statement for how we would move forward as a team 3.) Create a K12 Workforce Pipeline/Community Development Solution that is both scaleable and portable. SV did an outstanding job delivering on all fronts. What stood out most was Todd’s ability to “ask and listen, process information and fit the solution into a doable package…all this with never forgetting the human element.
-Aaron G. Evans
Sr. Director – Talent Acquisition
I met Todd 4 years ago while I was VP of Marketing & Sales for Chevron. We collaborated with Todd to impact the lives of 300 students annual in a southern California School District. The success of the industry and education solution has been amazing for both students and Chevron. He also filled the role of a honest broker of sorts. As an advisor, I have use him for business, conflict resolution and matters requiring the highest levels of integrity. His ability to think outside the traditional construct while caring about the success of those impact by a given decision is truly special. He stands alone in his approach and commitment.
Chief Marketing Officer at ENGIE Service U.S.