Todd is one of the top venture development consultants in the country. He has consulted to Growth Ventures ranging from high growth start-ups, “closely-held” middle market corporations to new business within Fortune 500 companies for nearly fifteen years. Todd’s specialty is helping high growth start-ups and business units develop investment grade strategic business plans. He is passionate about working with entrepreneurs to develop business plans that obtain investment capital.
Mr. Smith has expertise in a variety of management disciplines including Business Plan Development, Financial Modeling, Capital Acquisition, Competitive Intelligence, Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, International Rollout Plans, Grant Proposals, Valuations, and Business Brokerage. He has worked for companies such as IBM and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Florida. In his education and management training portfolio, Todd has a MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and a Master’s in International Management from Thunderbird. He obtained his BS in Financial Management/Real Estate Finance from Clemson University. His mentors include thought leaders in the areas of corporate finance, venture development finance, family business, strategy, entrepreneurial management, technology and global marketing.
Michael Newcomb, Consultant
Mike is an entrepreneur at heart and loves the challenge of starting and growing businesses. He has served in numerous capacities – Board Member, Founder, President, CFO, COO, CEO, Business Development, and Sales. He has raised institutional financing, grown businesses, down-sized businesses, and sold businesses.
Mike is based in the Columbus, Ohio market and has experience with M&A, Start-ups, Synergistic Relationships, General Management, Competitive Positioning, and Business Development. He holds a B.S. degree in Biochemistry & Applied Mathematics from the University of Georgia as well as an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA
Since 1998, BHVC has provided professional venture development services to growth ventures. Blue Horizon VC’s innovative approach, highly skilled experts, private equity contacts and project management experience enable us to complete strategic engagements with exceptional results and client satisfaction. Getting your plan funded is our passion.
- Mission – Help entrepreneurial ventures obtain the resources and capabilities they need to achieve rapid growth.
- Vision – Become the leader in consulting to companies who seek outside capital, knowledge and connections.
- Values – Strive to conduct business with three core values: honesty, focus, and results.
“Todd and I worked on the review of university submitted commercialization and business plans for the State of Florida during the spring of 2008, and I found Todd to be an exceptional professional. He is thorough, results-oriented, clear thinking and focused on meeting the needs of clients. What I found most exceptional is his ability to listen, and then make the right constructive suggestions which provided clients with the strategic advice on the direction they needed to take to be successful. Todd offers a strong value proposition for any organization, firm, company or academic institution seeking management consulting services in the development of growth ventures.” November 6, 2008
- Sandy Graham, Managing Partner, Sequoyah Associates
“Todd Smith is a dynamic, energetic, creative consultant. I have known Todd for over a dozen years. We worked together in financial analysis and new entity development at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida. Todd works well with teams, he is an innovator in research and analysis and he writes and communicates very effectively. He goes beyond the tasks at hand. I highly recommend Todd for all types of consulting assignments from process analysis to cost improvements to new company development.”
- Paul Gruenther, MBA
Project Manager, Financial Consultant, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Florida (colleague)
“Todd trabajó con nosotros en los inicios de AMT (Empresa de desarrollo de instrumentos para control automático) al comienzo en el Venture Development program de UCLA y luego continuó su trabajo en Chile finalizando la puesta en marcha de la compañía. Todd siempre tuvo una actitud proactiva y fue un gran aporte para la partida de la compañía, aportando sus conocimientos y experiencia. Además, debo destacar que su estadía en Chile le aportó una buena experiencia y conocimiento de la cultura en Chile como en Latino América.”
- Roberto Hill, Director Fundador, AMT Group
“Mr. Todd Smith is currently serving as the interim CFO of our Company Atlas Nanotechnologies, LLC. Todd has put together a fairly complex financial model for the Company. He worked on our team to submit a Grant Application to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in very shortly order, formed the company, and made sure all of the required documentation was in order. His contributions and in particular his knowledge of how to finance a start-up business were key factors in Atlas’ winning the NSF Grant.”
- Ali Kashani, CEO, Atlas Nanotechnologies
“As the CEO of a start up with little knowledge of how funding works (individual or institutional), working with Todd was of tremendous value. The financial tools he has as well as the deep objective advise was invaluable as I made critical and long term decisions regarding my company. I consider hiring Todd as one of the better decision I made as it allows me to focus on what I do best and have him worry on my behalf and protect my company and myself. I would highly recommend him.”
Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
-Dr. Izzy Justice, CEO, EQMentor
hired Todd as a Business Consultant in 2008
“Todd has a great ability to grasp the fundamentals of a business problem and quickly and effectively find creative solutions driven by strong analytics.”
Great Results, Good Value, On Time
-Ian Gardner, CEO, Helix Wind
hired Todd as a Business Consultant in 2007, and hired Todd more than once