Hi! I’m Todd Burns, new Sr. Account Manager with OpenSesame. I appreciate Erin, Josh and Don taking me through the gauntlet and providing an exciting opportunity with a growing company. I’m thrilled to be joining such a great group of individuals.
I’ve worked in high tech sales forever and saw a great opportunity to join a fast moving startup like OpenSesame. I’m most excited to make sales calls that don’t need to include a Solutions Engineer, an integration expert, a Deployment Engineer and the Product Mgr on every call! I sincerely believe in the viability and universal need for eLearning which is an industry I see as adaptable and in high demand. It is a great time to be a part of this team and learn this industry.
Growing up an Air Force brat, I lived in a lot of places and never set roots for more than three years until I went to college (University of Idaho, GO Vandals!). After college I was a snowboard bum for a season before moving to Seattle. Met a girl there who actually lived in Portland and bam, I became a Portlander. I got into tech in the late 90’s with WebTrends during their heavy growth period. After more than six years there, I worked with smart folks at Digimarc, Axium and most recently Janrain where I spent the last 4.5 years.
My wife Elisha (Director of Organizational Change at PGE) and I have two wonderful kids, Landon and Merritt, (11 and 8), one worthless cat and a bunch of even more worthless fish. We live in Cedar Mill, not far from St. Vincent for you eastsiders.
I spend most of my free time shuttling kids between gymnastics, football, soccer, karate and now lacrosse! I play softball in two adult (read: Old Guy) leagues, snowboard regularly and have season tickets to both the OSU Beavers and Portland Timbers. Sports is definitely in our blood. I’m a music junkie, love live shows but also just enjoying hearing new bands. I’ll listen to most any genre and always have something odd playing in my car! I’m the guy you call at midnight asking “Who sings this?”
Please stop by (literally or virtually) and say hi – so many faces, so little time. I look forward to a prosperous and engaging year for all of us!