Todd Saxton

Todd Saxton is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and is the Indiana Venture Faculty Fellow. Todd sits on the board of the Venture Club of Indiana for 2015, an organization that creates educational and networking opportunities for founders to engage with angel investors and other members of the venture community, as well as advisory boards for Diagnotes Inc., the Fight for Life Foundation, PERQ, and VisionTech Angel Partners. He is the Director of the DIVE (Discovery, Innovation, and Ventures Enterprise) program for Kelley Evening MBA program students with an interest in venturing. In addition to the evening program, Todd also teaches in the Kelley Direct Online MBA program, and in the Business of Medicine MBA program for physicians. He has won multiple teaching awards.

Todd specializes in corporate and competitive strategy, innovation, and new venture formation and development. Todd has consulted with several emergent and high growth ventures with their launch and business plan including several Inc. 500 companies, and has aided numerous others in venture strategy and early stage fundraising. He is an active angel investor and has been a member of the founding team of several ventures as well.

Todd’s research interests focus on the role of intangible resources such as reputation in the success of large companies as well as new ventures. He has spent over 10 years analyzing the role of reputation and other factors in alliance, acquisition and new venture success. Todd has published in theAcademy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Journal of Management. He currently or formerly has served on the Editorial Review Boards for the Academy of Management Review and Academy of Management Journal, as well as the Journal of Management. Todd has also enjoyed a sabbatical in Australia where he extended his research on the role of institutional and individual forces in creating a vibrant venture community.

Todd received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1985. He received his Ph.D. in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Indiana University in 1995.