Todd Melby, President

As President of Leadership Edge, Todd is responsible for visioning and strategy development, organizational leadership, partner and stakeholder development, fundraising, and mentoring. Some of his skills from previous work experiences include financial planning, employee development, construction and facilities management, policy and procedure development and implementation, service provider evaluation, benefits development, project and grant management, government compliance.

Prior to coming to LEI, Todd served as the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Precision BioSciences, Inc. His experience as a senior operational leader includes having helped grow Precision from 6 employees when he joined in 2006 to 100 employees and 1000 square feet to 80,000 square feet to support the development of three distinct business units in agriculture, gene therapy and immuno-oncology. He has experience with navigating severe cash flow problems, caring for employees and humbly managing through great economic success. 

Before joining Precision, Todd spent six years as an Operations Management Consultant with Accenture where he specialized in improving operational efficiencies at several Fortune 500 companies, including DuPont and Bayer. He has a robust set of management, operational and financial skills. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Todd holds an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management with concentrations in Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship and a BS from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Todd and his wife, Leslie have three wonderful, active sons. Their household is filled with much love and MUCH energy!