Todd Appel, chief operating officer
Todd brings decades of experience in organizational transformation, performance management, and multiparty deal structuring, working with numerous government departments in the U.S. and Europe. He joined Quantified Ventures because he is driven by partnering with passionate people trying to implement complex solutions that positively impact communities.
As Chief Operating Officer, Todd leads client delivery across all of Quantified Ventures business verticals. In the past year, he has led the launch of several Environmental Impact Bond projects, focused on utilizing pay-for-success financing to deploy green infrastructure and other resilience investments, improve energy efficiency, address water quality issues through on-farm management practices, and promote sustainable urban wood economies.
Todd joined Quantified Ventures from IBM, where he was a leader in IBM Smarter Cities—an initiative that elevated the role of data analytics to make government services more efficient and responsive to citizen needs. Todd led strategy and business development for IBM’s entry into the Intelligent Transportation market, ultimately helping IBM win innovative transportation projects in cities like London and Stockholm. Todd also led a global deal structuring team, providing expertise in development of public-private partnership contracts with government departments in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Prior to IBM, Todd was a Strategic Change consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with executives of multiple government organizations on the design and implementation of performance improvement and organizational restructuring initiatives. He started his career as a Program Evaluator with the Government Accountability Office, completing reviews for Congress recommending improved coordination and targeting of foreign aid programs and strengthening of nuclear-related export controls.
Todd has a Masters in International Development from Columbia University's School of Public and International Affairs and a B.A. in Political Science from UC-Berkeley. He is based in Boulder, Colorado—the perfect place for a nature lover like him to bike, hike, and ski.