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. Todd believes that investing deeply in one-on-one relationships makes a significant, positive impact in the spiritual and emotional health of individuals in every area of their lives and his experience as a leader in his marriage, family, church, and workplace has greatly informed this belief.

Prior to coming to LEI, Todd served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Precision BioSciences, Inc. His experience as a senior operational leader includes having helped grow Precision from 6 employees to 100 employees and 1000 square feet to 80,000 square feet in support 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. 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 as well as an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

Todd and his wife, Leslie, have three wonderful, active sons. Their household is filled with much love and MUCH energy so he and Leslie do everything they can to stay active and keep up!