Meet Todd Ordal
He leverages his rich leadership background to help executives lead better, profit more or sleep soundly. As Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s said about Todd, “He brings order to chaos” and as Blaise Simqu, a highly successful CEO said about Todd’s coaching ability, “I am a much more successful CEO as a result of our work together.”
Todd’s clients are most comfortable working with someone who has walked in their shoes (or boots or flip-flops). Prior to founding Applied Strategy, Todd spent 20 years at Kinko’s where as Division President he had accountability for $500,000,000 in revenue, 300 stores and 7,000 people. During this period, he opened over 100 locations and added critical management strategies and practices to manage this large growth. Todd joined Kinko’s in its early stages and helped lead the company to its eventual $2.3 billion position and—as a board member—participated in its eventual sale.
In addition, Todd Ordal has also been a successful CEO in three different industries: sporting goods (where he turned a negative growth/7 figure loss to a 30% growth/7 figure positive bottom-line within 2 years), learning disabilities testing and remediation (start up to $3.5M run rate in 18 months) and a leadership training organization.
In his coaching and consulting practice, Todd has helped leaders profit more, lead better and sleep more soundly (without narcotics) in multiple environments including:
- Consumer products
- Financial services
- High-end homebuilding
- Oil and Gas
- Business services
- Health care
- Private equity environments
- Public, private and non-profit entities
Todd has served on numerous boards of directors and advisors including Kinko’s, Classic Sport Companies, Enginuity, Dore Achievement Centers, iSatori Technologies, Habitat for Humanity Boulder Valley, and Colorado Youth Program. Todd has been a recognized leader in the consulting world through his work with the Institute for Management Consultants as President of the Colorado chapter and as a Director on the national board. He is both a Certified Management Consultant and a Certified Professional Coach.
Todd has a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Business Administration.
Todd is married with 4 adult children and lives in Boulder Colorado. His wife allows him to ski 30-40 days a year. He is trained as a sommelier, a cook and a multi-engine, instrument pilot though he has never practiced sommelier skills while flying.