Todd Davis

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Todd Davis
Born Richard Todd Davis
Nationality American
Alma mater Baylor University
Occupation Co-founder, chairman and CEO
Known for LifeLock

Richard Todd Davis, also known as Todd Davis,[1] is the founder of LifeLock, a personal fraud protection company.[2][3]

Education[edit]

Davis received his Bachelor of Business Administration in entrepreneurship and management from Baylor University in 1990.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Davis served on executive management teams of several technology startups after graduating from Baylor. He later joined Dell in 1992 where he was able to sign clients such as 3M.[6] Davis became a member of the President’s Elite Circle and received the Dell Vision Award while with the company.[7] In 2002, Davis started his own business, Marketing Champions, where he served as CEO and worked with teams from NASCAR and the Indy Racing League.[5][8][9]

In 2005, Davis and Robert J. Maynard cofounded LifeLock.[10] LifeLock is a personal fraud protection company.[11] Davis has served as the CEO of LifeLock since its founding. As part of a marketing campaign to raise public awareness to the threat of identity theft, Davis posted his social security number on billboards and commercials. Davis was a victim of 13 cases of identity theft between 2007 and 2008.[12] The company ranked eighth on Inc. Magazine’s 500 list in 2010,[13] and in 2012, Davis took the company public. By 2014, LifeLock had over 3 million subscribers and 700 employees.[14]

Other activities[edit]

Davis is a regular speaker at conferences and other events. In April 2013, he was a speaker at the Startup America Summit in Phoenix, Arizona,[15] the Silicon Desert December Meetup, and the company also presented a free Identity Theft Summit for local law enforcement officials in Arizona.[16] Davis presented at the 2014 South by Southwest Online Privacy: Nuclear Meltdown or NextGen Fuel discussions.[4] He was selected to speak at the 2014 Global Ethics Summit,[17] and participated in the 2014 Inside the Reporter’s Notebook event for the Phoenix Business Journal.[14]

Davis has contributed to Forbes Magazine and The Huffington Post with identity theft protection advice for individuals.[18][19]

Philanthropy[edit]

Davis, through LifeLock, contributes to Conquer Paralysis Now and serves on the Board of Directors.[6] The foundation, founded in 2001, works to find a cure for paralysis.[20] He is an honorary advisor the National Organization for Victim Assistance, as well as an honorary board member for BioAccel. He’s also on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Phoenix.[21][22][23]

Recognition[edit]

Davis won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Top Emerging Company for Orange County and Desert Cities in 2009.[24] He was also awarded the CRM Magazine's Service Elite Award, The Arizona Business Leadership Association's Leadership Award and Arizona Business Journal's 25 Most Admired CEOs in 2009.[7][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Class Action Alleges Deceptive Marketing by Lifelock
  2. ^ Fraud-prevention pitchman becomes ID theft victim - CNN.com
  3. ^ Interview with Todd Davis, CEO of LifeLock
  4. ^ a b "Online Privacy: Nuclear Meltdown or NextGen Fuel?". SXSW. 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Lifelock Inc". Bloomberg. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Larry Greenemeier (January 19, 2007). "High Five: Meet Todd Davis, CEO Of LifeLock". Information Week. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "LifeLock's Todd Davis: Building an Award-Winning Identity Theft Protection Company". Corporate Review. October 16, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ "How to Proactively Prevent Identity Theft". Internet ScamBusters. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ David Swartz (2013). "2013 Value Investing Challenge Finalist" (PDF). Value Investing Challenge. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ "LifeLock Management". LifeLock. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  11. ^ Fraud-prevention pitchman becomes ID theft victim - CNN.com
  12. ^ Cracking LifeLock: Even After a $12 Million Penalty for Deceptive Advertising, the Tempe Company Can't Be Honest About Its Identity-Theft-Protection Service
  13. ^ Patrick O'Grady (August 24, 2015). "LifeLock tops among AZ firms on Inc. 500". Phoenix Business Journal. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b Ilana Lowery (February 20, 2015). "LifeLock CEO shares more than SSN in first 'Reporter's Notebook' event". Phoenix Business Journal. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Startup America Summit Speakers". Startup America Summit. 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  16. ^ "LifeLock Presents Free Identity Theft Summit to Bring Together Law Enforcement Officials in Arizona". CNBC. January 31, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Global Ethics Summit". Ethisphere. 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  18. ^ "How to prevent identity theft". Forbes. March 14, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Cybersecurity: How To Protect Your Company From A Data Hack". Huffington Post. June 10, 2011. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation". National Spinal Cord Injury Association. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Honorary Advisory Board of Directors". National Organization for Victim Assistance. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Board of Directors". Bioaccel. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  23. ^ a b Patrick O'Grady (February 17, 2015). "Executive profile: Todd Davis of LifeLock". Phoenix Business Journal. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Awards". Ernst & Young. Retrieved March 26, 2015.