Todd Skokan
CEO & Founder
NPS Group

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Awards:
Top SaaS CEOs 2018

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Todd currently serves in several capacities, including CEO and Founder of NPS Growth, LLC, Senior Advisor for Next Level Ventures, CEO and Founder of ActionablePeople, Senior Advisor to Arcoro, and Executive Chairman of WorkGroups DaVinci.

Todd served as President and CEO of BirdDogHR, an Arcoro company, and Co-CEO of Arcoro. In his six years at BirdDogHR, Todd received several awards including Top 50 SaaS CEO of 2018 (The Software Report, 2018), 10 Best CEOs of 2018 (Industry Era Magazine), CEO of the Year (CEO Monthly) and the Joe Rosenfield Award for Leadership (2017). BirdDogHR was named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies for five years straight and received the Top Iowa SMB Workplace for five years under his leadership.

BirdDogHR experienced 130% revenue growth from 2015-2018 and expanded from 12 employees to 75 employees under Todd’s leadership. In 2018, BirdDogHR received investment from Providence Strategic Growth (PSG) and joined the Arcoro family of companies. Todd oversaw this transition as Co-CEO of Arcoro. He was instrumental in integrating the multiple companies and assembling a high performing sales organization (direct and indirect) across Arcoro.

Prior to joining BirdDogHR, Todd held executive leadership positions in several fast-growth SaaS technology companies including Intelladon, GeoLearning, Vital Learning, Learn2, SkillSoft and ITC Learning.

Todd has a Bachelor of Finance degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and is an enthusiastic Husker fan.

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  1. Company Growth: Before Todd came on board as CEO in 2013, the company leadership was disconnected from the goals and needs of employees, which negatively impacted retention. Employees were leaving left and right, and at that point the company had only 12 employees in our Des Moines, Iowa offices. Since Todd took over as CEO, we’ve grown to over 60 employees in 5 years. Due to his strategic vision and commitment to customers nationwide, we now have remote employees working in North Carolina and Colorado as well. In 2013, we had just over 500 clients, and today we service around 1300. We have ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for three consecutive years, jumping nearly 1200 spots between 2016 and 2017. Todd’s strategic vision helped establish a new board of directors, which will allow the company to continue growing even further. Many teams have experienced double-digit employee growth, most notably, the marketing team, which grew by 50% in 2018. Work Culture: The mood around the office has been lighter and more uplifting ever since Todd joined as CEO. His Servant Leader mentality prevails, as he’s always willing to support initiatives and programs that the staff proposes. We have a very collaborative work environment and perks that make our workplace culture desirable: Our Des Moines offices recently installed standing desks for everybody who wanted one. Each department has regular outings for team bonding, and we hold company-wide outings and officewide parties several times per year. We host staff lunch and learns every few weeks to educate staff on new products, events or organizations in the community. At our most recent lunch and learn, we had a Des Moines Police Officer on-site to teach the staff about active shooter safety. Our sand volleyball league, the BirdDogHR Ballers plays weekly and enjoys hanging out after the games together. We have ice cream trucks and special treats delivered to the office regularly. Our office is dog-friendly and employees bring their dogs to the office on a regular basis. Children are welcome to stop by and it’s helped bring the team closer together. The daughter of our VP of Operations has juvenile arthritis, and there’s a whole Team Jalyn crew at BirdDogHR that supports her through fundraising walks and potlucks. Todd was part of Team Jalyn and made a sizeable contribution to support the Walk to Cure Arthritis. Product Technology When Todd came on in 2013, we were an ATS-only company. Since then, we’ve transformed into a complete talent management solution and now offer Onboarding, Learning Management, Performance Management and Succession Planning software that is also completed its Soc 2 Type 2 security audit. Through Todd’s strategic leadership, our product team has been hard at work to introduce partner integrations to our software. Using open APIs, we are now able to integrate with several leading ERPs that many of our clients use, making it easier for customers to use employee data to make business decisions. As we continue to partner with more technically advanced organizations, we ensure each of their job boards are included in our ATS one-click job distribution functionality. We work with many high-consequence federal contractors, and the product roadmap includes competitive, cutting-edge technology that is expected to attract more new customers that can’t find these features in any other system. Because of Todd’s knowledge and leadership, we are truly cutting-edge and able to compete with much larger HCM companies. Financial Performance Every year since Todd has joined as CEO, our end of year revenue continues to surpass the previous years with double-digit growth up to 50%. Professional Experience Todd has spent his career in executive leadership roles. He has had multiple executive leadership positions at other HCM companies like Intelledon, GeoLearning, Vital Learning, Learn 2, Skillsoft and ITC Learning. Todd was the recipient of the NLV Joe Rosenfield Leadership Award in 2017, and has been recognized with several prestigious award nominations, including a 2016 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Semi-Finalist and a 2016 TAI CEO of the Year finalist.

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  2. Company Growth When Todd came on in 2013, BirdDogHR had 12 employees. We now grown to over 50 employees in three states over the last five years. We have nearly tripled our customer base in that time and continue to gain interest from potential partners. Work Culture Our company culture is the best of both worlds our staff works very hard to deliver the best products and services to our customers, but we also enjoy relaxing and having fun together. We have regular company-wide events like lunch and learns, potlucks, weekly happy hour and volunteer opportunities. We have games all over the office (ping pong table, cornhole set, foosball table and an old-school gaming console) and there is almost always a group playing. Product Technology We were an ATS-only company in 2013. Under Todd’s leadership, we have developed 4 new software modules to continue offering world-class workforce solutions to our customers. Through Todd’s strategic leadership, our product team has been hard at work to introduce partner integrations to our software. We are now able to integrate with several leading ERPs that many of our clients use, making it easier for customers to use employee data to make business decisions. Financial Performance Under previous leadership, we did not have million-dollar revenue. Since 2013 when Todd joined as CEO, we’ve continuously surpassed previous years revenue, and are now a multi-million-dollar company. We continue to gain investor interest. Professional Experience Todd’s servant leadership mentality has grown throughout his past executive leadership roles, and he is the epitome of a servant leader at BirdDogHR. He has held management and VP-level roles for several decades at 6 previous SaaS companies. He knows the industry very well.

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