Todd founded Zurado and is responsible for the overall technical direction of the company as well as its consulting services. He has over 30 years of experience designing and developing orchestration, monitoring, and control systems for the data networking, consumer electronics, and building automation industries.
Todd has a research background in human judgment processes and decision-making under conditions of high uncertainty. After receiving a PhD in cognitive psychology from Rice University, he joined Bell Labs in New Jersey, where he designed user interfaces and decision-support systems used in AT&T's regional operating companies. He also led pioneering work that employed artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve the speed and precision of network fault isolation.
After leaving Bell Labs, Todd held key software architecture and design positions at Nortel Networks, LuxN, and Oracle. Todd is also a seasoned executive with experience running globally distributed engineering organizations.
Though an avid software technologist, Todd is still a psychologist at heart, and he remains preoccupied by what makes users tick, and how best to create products and services that meet their exact needs.