Todd Gibby is the founder of Lock 8 Partners. He is a seasoned software executive, with a passion for great teams and operating excellence. Over his 20-year software career, Todd has helped grow five SaaS businesses by putting people first, keeping things simple, and focusing on values, processes, and results.
Prior to founding Lock 8, Todd has held a wide range of leadership and operating roles. From 2017 until its acquisition by Sphera in 2019, Todd served as the Executive Chairman of SiteHawk, a SaaS environmental safety solution for managing chemical data. Previously, he was the CEO of BoardEffect, a leading governance platform supporting the work of boards of directors. Starting in 2014, Todd led BoardEffect’s rapid and profitable growth, which resulted in its acquisition by Diligent Corporation in late 2016. Prior to BoardEffect, Todd was the president of Hobsons' higher education business in the US and Europe. He joined Hobsons through the acquisition of Intelliworks, where he served as CEO from 2007 to 2011. Previously, Todd held numerous executive leadership positions at Blackboard from 1999 through 2006, including EVP of Operations, SVP of Sales, and General Manager of Learning Systems. Todd played an instrumental role in Blackboard's trajectory from early-stage start-up to the recognized global leader in e-Learning software and successful IPO in 2004. Prior to Blackboard, Todd held roles in strategic planning and financial analysis.
Todd serves on the board of directors of Dartmouth College's Rassias Center for World Languages and Cultures and was a member of the Washington DC Chapter of YPO from 2014 to 2019. Todd attended Dartmouth College and received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He lives near Washington DC with his wife, two children, and black lab, Bandit. The whole Gibby family loves traveling, cooking, spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Caps and Nats.
Christine Tanabe leads Lock 8’s engagement with its portfolio companies. She is a strategy and execution-focused leader, committed to building strong teams and enabling their success. With a focus on go-to-market discipline and sales enablement, Christine enjoys collaborating with diverse stakeholders across the Lock 8 portfolio of companies.
Prior to joining Lock 8, Christine held a variety of marketing, strategic planning, and operations roles at high-growth B2B SaaS businesses, including BoardEffect, Diligent Corporation, and SiteHawk. Through these experiences and various consulting engagements, Christine played a key role in developing, executing, and honing the Lock 8 operating model and framework.
Christine holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University where she studied Mandarin Chinese and travelled extensively throughout East and Southeast Asia. She is also a graduate of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s Center for Public and Non-Profit Leadership at Georgetown University. She is a New York Botanical Garden-certified Landscape Designer and serves as Board Chair of a 6,000-acre nature preserve and intentional community, which embodies a strong commitment to servant leadership and land conservation, where her leadership focus is on strategic planning, physical plant stewardship, risk management, and governance.
Tim Blomfield leads investing activities at Lock 8 Partners. He has over a decade of experience in consulting and investing across a range of industries. Most recently, Tim was a Vice President at Cerberus Capital Management, a New York based Private Equity fund, where he supported investing and portfolio improvement activities for the fund. Prior to Cerberus, Tim was with the Boston Consulting Group, where he was a core member of BCG's Private Equity and TMT practice areas.
Tim completed a dual MBA and MSE (Systems) from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania Engineering School, where he was named to the Director's List, served on the board of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Club, and was a captain of the Rugby Club. He received his undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Queensland. In his free time, Tim serves as an advisor to Irrational Capital, a culture-based investment fund led by Dan Ariely, and as a guest lecturer for New York University's Introduction to Organizational Behavior course. He is also an avid skier.
Anjali Kapadia is an Intern Associate with Lock 8 and focuses on sourcing, due diligence and competitive research efforts. Anjali enjoys working with Lock 8's firm building efforts and learning about the operational side of SaaS businesses.
Anjali is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business with concentrations in Finance and International Business. In her free time she enjoys reading, tutoring underserved students, and playing golf.