Todd

Smith

He/Him
Expert

I help companies grow by ensuring they operate efficiently and have the tools to launch successful products. My experience includes diverse management roles in a mixture of industries. Most recently, I led the Global B2B team for Razer Gold, a billion-dollar payments platform by Razer. Now I’m consulting as a COO/General Manager for growth companies and volunteering as a mentor.

Ask Me About:

Product management
Marketing
Financial and business productivity software
Payment methods and monetization platforms

Professional Background

General manager with experience developing and scaling businesses for both early-stage and large public companies such as Razer and Microsoft. Launched and managed successful SaaS products and payment services generating over $100M in annual revenue, and headed globally distributed teams. Experience includes diverse management roles in monetization platforms, credit cards, accounting and productivity software, device UX, and web conferencing.► Served as SVP Marketing for a $700M-revenue, NYSE-listed payment processor and developed & launched a new private-label credit card business.► Led two startups through acquisition, and helped a third pivot to a broader market and find an industry-proven CEO.► Managed a team responsible for $150M revenue on a global monetization platform with millions of consumer touchpoints and hundreds of integrated payment methods.► Oversaw three Microsoft products built on the Live Meeting web conferencing system (precursor to Skype for Business).

Founders are everywhere, but resources aren’t.

That’s a shame, because the next big idea could come from anywhere.

 

The Massachusetts Founder Network aims to bridge the gap, giving startup founders equitable access to resources that will help their companies grow.

 

We support MA founders no matter where they come from, their company’s stage, or their business sector. We want to democratize access to the resources that will help them accelerate—and excel. All founders are welcome to find resources and community at MFN while creating connections, expanding their networks, and learning from one another.

About MFN

The Massachusetts Founders Network is a central hub for all things startups, fostering innovation and collaboration across the state. MFN offers valuable networking, resources, mentorship, and community for startup founders in Massachusetts. 

 

MFN is produced by Lever, a startup accelerator based in North Adams. Our work is supported by funding from and collaboration with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, based in Westborough.

 

We’ve been advising and connecting with entrepreneurs for years, and we’re using that knowledge and network to launch something new, with the help of an advisory board of successful founders and major players in the startup ecosystem. 

We plan to launch the Massachusetts Founders Network in summer 2023. Sign up for our newsletter to get alerts about our launch, new features, and MFN events!