Todd Gibby is the Founder and Managing Partner 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 both the process and the outcome.
Prior to founding Lock 8, Todd has held a wide range of operating roles. Since 2017, Todd has 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. 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 Compass DC, which provides pro bono strategic consulting to non-profits, and Dartmouth College's Rassias Center for World Languages and Cultures. Todd has been a member of the Washington DC Chapter of YPO since 2014. Todd attended Dartmouth College and received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Todd lives in Washington DC with his wife, two children, and black lab, Bandit. The whole Gibby family loves traveling, cooking, spending time outdoors, and competing ferociously in game-nights at home.