Distinguished Speaker Series
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Thursday, January 27, 2011
5:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Berger Auditorium, McClelland Hall
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About Todd Davis
Todd Davis is a man who knows how to make people take notice. As the Chairman and CEO of LifeLock, Inc., an industry leader in proactive identity theft protection, Davis has committed the last five years to building an organization at the forefront of helping to combat identity theft crimes. His efforts have been recognized with numerous regional and national business, consumer and leadership awards, including:
- The 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Orange County/Desert Cities region for a Top Emerging Company
- CRM Magazine's Service Elite Award
- The Arizona Business Leadership Association’s Leadership Award
- Arizona Business Journal's 25 Most Admired CEOs in 2009.
He's been nominated three times for the American Business Award's Best Executive. And, under his leadership, LifeLock was also honored with the 2010 Best New Product or Service of the Year Stevie Award for the LifeLock Identity Alert™ system. In 2009, the company received American Business Award’s People's Choice Award for its TrueAddress™ service.
An expert on identity theft, Davis travels across the country educating the public on the dangers of identity theft and the importance of taking proactive steps to protect oneself. In February 2008, he toured the Southeastern U.S. to educate consumers about the threats of identity theft and the free steps that can be taken to protect individual identities. The "Strike Back Tour" started in Miami, Florida and, with many stops in between, concluded in Washington D.C. In less than 13 days, Davis collected and delivered more than 25,000 signatures from Americans to members of Congress and, in turn, solidified his stance on stronger laws to protect consumers and harsher penalties for people found guilty of the crime. He often serves as the voice for consumers when working to enact stronger laws related to curbing the growth of identity theft.
Also, in February 2008, Davis worked closely with Arizona legislative leaders to pass a new bill to provide additional measures for Arizona residents to safeguard their identities. House Bill 2587 says that any person or company that has the ability to approve credit to individuals must use a third party, such as the credit bureaus, to confirm the individual's identity.
He served as member of the Crime Prevention Coalition of America and was a contributing member of the Identity Theft Prevention and ID Management Standards Panel working with the President's Identity Theft Task Force. Davis now serves on the board for the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation, which works to help individuals overcome spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. He also serves on the board for the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix and the National Organization of Victims Assistance (NOVA), the oldest national group of its kind in the worldwide victims' movement.
Before leading LifeLock, Davis served as the managing partner of a successful marketing organization and was in the executive management of multiple technology start-up companies. It was in those roles that Davis was able to raise millions of dollars in investment capital from both private investors and venture capital firms such as Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Wasatch Venture Fund and ParTech International.A 1990 graduate of Baylor University with a double major in entrepreneurship and management, Davis was quick to climb the corporate ladder at Dell Computer. While at Dell, he signed 3M to one of the largest accounts in the company's history and was responsible for more than $15 million in annual revenue. He also achieved the Dell Vision Award and was distinguished with the Circle of Excellence and membership in the President's Elite Circle in his first year with the company.