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Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, MBA 1983
Marketing, Finance
Northwestern University, BA 1981

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Tod Francis

Tod Francis has 25 years of experience working with marketing and consumer driven companies. Since 2004, Tod has been a managing director of Shasta Ventures where his investment focus is technology-enabled consumer companies. Some of his investments at Shasta include Mint, Flock, Turn, Logoworks, UpTake and companies still operating in stealth mode.

Prior to co-founding Shasta Ventures, Tod was a general partner at Trinity Ventures for ten years where he was involved with companies such as Blue Nile, BabyCenter FatBrain, LoopNet, NextCard, Wedding Channel, Jamba Juice and PF Chang’s.

Previously, Tod spent ten years in marketing and management positions including serving as a partner at Ram Group Marketing Management, and as a marketing manager at Johnson & Johnson on the Tylenol brand.

* M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
* B.A., Economics, Northwestern University

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