Todd Hand is Founder and Managing Partner at Knowledge Leaders, a retained executive search firm connecting organizations and investors with the leaders who are transforming how the world now learns. Todd also hosts the Knowledge Leaders podcast where he talks with executives, investors and thought leaders in knowledge and education.
Previously, Todd was a Managing Partner at BSG Team Ventures where he led the firm’s Education practice which included the full spectrum of education markets–K-12, postsecondary, corporate, and consumer. Todd also 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. Todd is a graduate of Penn State and attended the Babson MBA program before leaving early to start his own company. He is also a two-time Ironman finisher.
Knowledge Leaders is an innovative retained executive search service for private equity, technology and education. The firm is also a destination for education and technology leaders who need access to highly-relevant information and people to help their companies succeed. Knowledge Leaders is committed to honoring diversity and equality for all. The team at Knowledge Leaders continuously strives to increase the number of searches filled with female leaders and other minority groups, because honoring diversity in leadership roles is important to us all.