Todd Achilles is Founder, President and CEO of Edge Networks, Inc, a television broadcaster that is applying the Next Gen TV standard to deliver advanced digital services in small and mid-sized markets across the US.
A former Army tank officer, Todd has spent his civilian career in product, engineering and marketing roles within the tech and telecom sectors. He has held executive roles with billion-dollar responsibilities at T-Mobile, HTC and Hewlett-Packard.
Todd holds two U.S. patents and is an American Marshall Memorial Fellow. He served four years as a mayoral appointee on Seattle’s Citizens’ Technology and Telecommunications Board and 16 years as a board member of City Year Seattle and City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley, a national service organization that unites young people for a year of public service in under-resourced schools. Todd currently sits on the boards of the Atlantic Council (Washington, DC), Gridworks (Oakland, CA) and the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy (Boise, ID).
Todd received his BA from Claremont McKenna College, his MBA and MAIS from the University of Washington, and MPA from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy where he also lectures on strategy, competition and technology. Todd lives in Ketchum, Idaho with his wife and two daughters.