Todd Sharp

Biography

Since writing his first lines of commercial software code while in junior high, Todd has been contributing to organizations by developing and delivering expertise across the areas of strategic leadership, software development, information security, cloud data and computing, program management and business development.

Todd’s career has focused on global organizations and enterprise systems, including extensive work in the cloud services sector with partners such as Microsoft, Siemens, Cisco and Sun Microsystems, from which he won an award as one of five top Internet integrators in North America.

In start-up and venture activities, Todd co-founded Idea Engineering in 1996, a software and interactive development firm named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 25 list prior to its acquisition and subsequent public offering. Todd next helped as a member of the executive team at an early software as a service provider, helping grow and lead it to an acquisition by a public technology firm.

Todd has managed initiatives across four continents, including service with US Federal and UN agencies, leading healthcare organizations and NGO's in conflict zones and global brands. While his career spans from startups to Global 1000 organizations across public sector, distribution, hospitality, telecommunications, interactive media and non-profit operations, he has focused most of the past decade on healthcare and human services, until recently heading the research technology and business intelligence program teams for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Todd is currently advising multiple technology firms working to address needs across the areas of healthcare, human performance and regulatory compliance as well as (hopefully) contributing to development of the next generation of healthcare IT leaders through a role as Adjunct Instructor affiliated with Emory University’s Continuing Education Program.

Todd holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and continues to serve the technology industry and community across a myriad of roles, having serving on the Security Awareness Advisory Board for SANS.org, as an Advisory Board member for the American Red Cross and as a member of the Executive Committee for the Georgia Tech Business Network. Todd has been honored as one of the youngest alumni invited to interview for the Georgia Tech Living History Program.

Todd lives in Atlanta, GA with his family where when not working he enjoys investing his time in youth advocacy and development initiatives, trying to remember languages he doesn’t get to use nearly enough these days, fighting to make carpool schedules work for all and when able, acting like he is still young by hiking and climbing anywhere mountains may be found.