Todd Brown is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Next Action Associates. He has been a leader in the global learning & development and talent management community for more than 20 years. His coaching and seminar experience includes work with senior executives and teams at Credit Suisse, Swissgrid, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Yum! Brands, and Discovery Communications.
Prior to creating Next Action Associates, Todd was a founding director of Morgan Stanley University, and his professional career has included global leadership and board-level positions in diverse industries including finance, IT, marketing, and business-process outsourcing. Todd has held a number of senior IT management positions, including Chief Information Officer, and his rich IT experience, combined with his learning and development background, uniquely informs his work in coaching and facilitating. As a manager and leader, Todd has experience in organizations from startups to large multinationals. He has broad experience designing and leading successful organizational change, including turnarounds, mergers, divestitures, and realignments. He is a collegial, people-focused coach and facilitator.
Todd is certified by the David Allen Company as a master trainer and senior coach in Getting Things Done (GTD®), the leading approach to productivity enhancement for individuals and teams. Todd is also certified by the Academy of Executive Coaching.
Todd has lived in both Europe and the US, and his interests include history, global cultures, music, and coastal sailing. He holds an MBA from New York University, and a BA in German from the University of Michigan.
Todd is fluent in both English and German, and provides coaching and facilitation in both languages.