Todd Rhoad

Todd Rhoad

MBA Coach ◊ Author ◊ Speaker

Greater Atlanta Area
Management Consulting

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Todd Rhoad's Overview

  • Managing Director at Bt Consulting
  • Principle Program Manager at Rockwell Collins
  • Senior Program Manager at SymTx
  • Manager at International SEMATECH

500+ connections


Todd Rhoad's Summary

You’ve read about highly successful people. You might even know one. But have you experienced real success yourself?

You've done all the right things. You've earned multiple degrees. You've excelled at every task thrown at you. Yet, opportunity still alludes you. Why?

Why do some of the world's best talents go unnoticed? What do successful professionals do differently?

That's where we can help you. We study the high achievers to learn what they do, how they present themselves, how they market themselves and where they put their efforts.

We don't just talk about such things on a blog. We do the research, work closely with real fast moving professionals to learn the best methods. Then, we create products and services that will help you grow your career.

Just check out our books, workbooks and even our college courses at

If you're tired of exerting all your energy to impress people in your environment that don't seem to care, then quit doing it. Email us and let us know what your issues are. We'll help you build a plan that will return dividends.

Check out the rest of this profile to see the types of people and groups we normally work with.

Quit wasting time, complaining, waiting on someone to notice you. Hope is not a strategy for success. Take action. Build a better future. Contact us today!

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Specialties: ♦ Career Development, Performance Evaluation, Performance Improvement, Performance Strategy Formulation, Skill Assessment, Benchmarking, Motivation Strategies, MBA Admissions

♦ Business Coach, Mentor, Change Management Facilitator, Leadership Development Counselor, Training Development & Program Designer

♦ Job Search Techniques, Resume Writing, Team Building, Business Research, Recruitment & Retention, Negotiations, The MBA, High Performers, Emotional Intelligence, NLP

Todd Rhoad's Experience

Program Manager

ViaSat Inc.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; VSAT; Telecommunications industry

May 2011Present (3 years 5 months) Duluth, Georgia

Manage international programs for the design, build, integration, test and installation of large antenna systems.


MBA Writers

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months) Greater Atlanta Area

MBAWriters is a global band of writers sharing their knowledge and experience in industry with their MBA. Stay tuned for our books, ebooks, articles and blogs.

New ebook series for MBAs: We cover many career related topics for the student and graduate. We've got great advice from top MBA programs and top experts around the globe including:

Marshall Goldsmith, Brian Tracy, Steve Farber, John Adair, Samuel Chand, Mark Sanborn, David Allen, Thom Singer, Tom Ziglar, Stephen Covey, Jr., and more.

Some groups we work with include: MBA Women International, National Associtation of Female Executives, National Association of Women Business Owners, Association of Women in Science, Alliance for Women in Media, DiversityMBA Magazine, American Business Women's Association, Collective Changes, and many more.

Check out our latest books,

"The Joy of an MBA"
"The MBA Value Proposition"
"The MBA Guide To Networking"
"The MBA Guide To Career Change"
"The MBA Women's Guide to Success"
"Personal Brand Planning for Life"
"The MBA Guide to Soft Skills"
"Just Me: A Business Woman's Personal Branding Guide"

All are on-line at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Stay tuned for more books:
"The MBA Guide To Mentoring'
"The Leader Code"
"The American Job Search"

Official Career Launch Expert

Career Rocketeer

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

April 2009Present (5 years 6 months)

Managing Director

Bt Consulting

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months) Greater Atlanta Area

Small Business Services: Project Management, PMO development, Contract Bidding, Process Implementation, Process Improvement, Market Analysis/Research, Sales/Marketing Strategy, Risk Management, Lean Manufacturing, Cost Modeling, Customer Relationship Management

Career Development: Strategy Development, Job Search Techniques, Coaching, Personal Branding, Career Planning, College Survival techniques.

Principle Program Manager

Rockwell Collins

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; COL; Aviation & Aerospace industry

July 2008April 2011 (2 years 10 months) Duluth, Georgia

Managed numerous government Satcom programs for X, Ka, Ku and C antenna systems deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa.

Senior Program Manager


Public Company; 51-200 employees; TXT; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

April 2006November 2007 (1 year 8 months)

Manage large (multi-year) aerospace programs with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, Boeing and the DoD. Smaller commerical programs include Verigy, Teradyne, JDSU, EMS and many others.


International SEMATECH

January 2001April 2006 (5 years 4 months)

Sematech is a R&D Consortium providing research for the world's largest chipmakers, including establishment of the International Technology Roadmap for the industry (10-year projection). Managed/Collaborated on Semiconductor Technology Development Programs for TI, Intel, AMD, IBM and many other chipmakers. Programs included collaboration with numerous universities and national laboratories around the world.

Publications: Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Ultra Shallow Junction Conference Proceedings, International Symposium on Plasma- and Process Induced Damage, Device Research Conference Proceedings, Applied Physics Letters, American Vacuum Society, International ALD Conference Proceedings, Advanced Metallization Conference, Electrochemical Society, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Microelectronic Engineering and Cleans and Surface Preparation Symposium Conference Proceedings.

Project Engineering Manager

Sonoco Products Company

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SON; Packaging and Containers industry

July 1997January 2001 (3 years 7 months)

Managed Divisional Electrical Engineering Group in support of major capital projects to include new facility development/startup/qualification, plant consolidations, plant closings, equipment upgrades, quality improvements, etc. My group supported 32 facilities in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Customers supported through these programs included Proctor & Gamble, Pillsbury, Minute Maid, BASF, Quaker Oats, McDonalds and many more.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GE; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

February 1995August 1995 (7 months)

Implemented the pilot program for Demand Flow Technology (DFT) into GE's Jonesboro Facility. Performed Fox Pro software development.

Avionics Technician

US Air Force

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Defense & Space industry

February 1988February 1992 (4 years 1 month)

Avionics technician on B-52s and KC-135s. I supported instruments, autopilot and navigation systems on both aircraft.

Todd Rhoad's Publications

  • The Joy of an MBA

    • BT Consulting
    • September 15, 2011
    Authors: Todd Rhoad

    The MBA has been regarded by many as THE credential to possess to build a successful career. The challenge for MBA graduates is in figuring out what to do with the degree upon completion. “The Joy of an MBA” brings you multiple perspectives on the impact an MBA can have on your career as told by MBA graduates from around the world. This ebook addresses many career related issues for MBA holders including networking, interviewing, leadership, finding your passion, finding your purpose, social networking and more.

    If you’re considering the MBA or are already a student, this ebook will help you understand why many students pursue the degree, what obstacles they’ve encountered and how they’ve managed to find happiness with their MBA and career. As the first book in the Henry Series for MBAs, “The Joy of an MBA” will serve as your guide through the MBA program and into the world of business.

  • The MBA Guide To Career Change

    • BT Consulting
    • August 30, 2012
    Authors: Todd Rhoad

    This ebook is a perfect companion for folks looking to make a big change in their careers, especially those who list an MBA as the centerpiece to their careers.
    The project offers invaluable information from the most important resource: people who have already made a career change with an MBA.
    With the current job market, changing careers can be a huge task. But, if you're going to take advice, take it from those who have taken the jump and made the change.
    This book can help!

  • Blitz the Ladder: A team-based approach to getting ahead in business

    • Happy About Books
    • June 24, 2008
    Authors: Todd Rhoad

    'Blitz the Ladder' provides an in-depth view at a unique approach to improving your career. This involves developing your own team of supporters who focus on managing the team's perception to managers and the organization. It's a simple active technique that doesn't require one to learn complicated concepts or figure out how to apply the typical academic advice to their situation. It works, and this book will give you the knowledge to make it work for you.

  • The MBA Value Proposition

    • BT Consulting
    • December 7, 2011
    Authors: Todd Rhoad

    If you’re failing to define your value, you’re missing opportunities. The value proposition is your statement of the benefit people will get from working with you. No value statement implies No benefit.

    The MBA Value Proposition is a compilation of methods for communicating your value to potential employers, current employers, managers and even Internet surfers as told by MBA professionals from around the globe. It’s also full of advice from some of the world’s top MBA programs and special insights from executive coach Marshall Goldsmith.

    Career success is obtained by those who capitalize on opportunity. To get opportunity, you’ve got to convince people you’re worth it. The MBA Value Proposition is your value guidebook to get you from the classroom to the boardroom.

  • The MBA Guide To Networking

    • BT Consulting
    • May 9, 2012
    Authors: Todd Rhoad

    The MBA is still viewed as an essential tool for achieving greater career success. It's an expensive investment, both in time and money, for which graduates seek a quick return, only to be disappointed that the MBA does very little to improve their options after graduation. Even the top tier programs fail to provide a "how to" manual for using the MBA, leaving students and graduates the daunting task of figuring it out for themselves.

    The MBA Guide To Networking explains how graduates can use the MBA to seek out new opportunities among audiences such as:
    * Alumni groups
    * Your current organization
    * Professional Associations
    * On-line and more.

    The MBA is a great asset for building more success but doesn't bridge the gap to opportunity. Networking is the key to gaining the access to the opportunities, after graduation and throughout your whole career. The faster you learn to network, the faster you can rise up the ranks.

    This is the 3rd book in the Henry Series for MBAs. Previously released titles include The Joy Of An MBA and The MBA Value Proposition.

  • The MBA Women's Guide To Success

    • BT Consulting
    • October 19, 2012
    Authors: Todd Rhoad

    MBA Women International is proud to release its first ebook, The MBA Women’s Guide to Success. The book is authored by today’s top executives and experts from around the world who give their expertise through one word. The book is part of MBA Women International’s Words of Wisdom series, in which the organization has been asking women and men from around the world to give one word that represents what leadership means to them and explain how that word is a piece of advice for women everywhere. MBA Women International believes that words are very powerful and that any effective leader must choose their words wisely.

  • Personal Brand Planning for Life

    • BT Consulting
    • January 30, 2013
    Authors: Todd Rhoad, Robert Donnelly

    Personal Brand Planning for Life is not a typical book on branding. It takes you well beyond the definition of branding and marketing yourself. This book will walk you through the process of accessing your own aptitude to understand what your strengths and desires really are. It shows you how to take this understanding and develop a brand from it. Many books on branding stop here. Personal Brand Planning for Life digs much deeper by showing you how to package your brand into small manageable pieces that become your product. It goes on further to provide you the tools to create the web presence to communicate your brand and value to your specific audience through an easy-to-follow marketing strategy.

  • The MBA Guide to Soft Skills

    • BT Consulting
    • July 28, 2013
    Authors: Todd Rhoad

    While the technical skills of the MBA are important to a career, it's the soft skills that act as the prime mover to success. The MBA Guide to Soft Skills offers a look at the development of the need for soft skills over the years and provides an in-depth look at the nine key soft skills that organizations need today. Colleges don't teach these skills but corporations do judge you on your proficiency in each skill. If you've earned the MBA already or are considering it, this book is your guide on how to make the most effective use of this credential.

  • Just Me: The Business Woman's Personal Branding Guide

    • BT Consulting
    • November 13, 2013
    Authors: Todd Rhoad

    Just Me is the how-to guide on personal branding for business women. No matter whether you're an entrepreneur or a business leader, you'll gain valuable insights from the numerous contributions to the masterpiece on using your brand to build career success. The real value is the commonality you'll feel with the authors who take you into their heart and soul, sharing both the challenges and triumphs. Of course, these are just any authors, they are leaders of organizations, groups and associations. In Just Me, you'll learn to how to create your own brand and use it to build relationships with your audiences to grow your business or career, as told by experts from The National Association of Female Executives, National Association of Women Business Owners, DiversityMBA Magazine, American Business Women's Association, Alliance for Women in Media, MBA Women International and more.

Todd Rhoad's Skills & Expertise

  1. Career Development
  2. Job Search
  3. Resume Writing
  4. Change Management
  5. Team Building
  6. Performance Improvement
  7. Benchmarking
  8. Performance Appraisal
  9. Negotiation
  10. Emotional Intelligence
  11. NLP
  12. Business Information
  13. Risk Management
  14. Employer Branding
  15. Talent Management
  16. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  17. Career Management
  18. Career Counseling
  19. Management Consulting
  20. Employee Engagement
  21. Program Management
  22. Leadership Development
  23. Recruiting
  24. Vendor Management
  25. Strategy
  26. Leadership
  27. CRM
  28. Training
  29. Start-ups
  30. Management
  31. Team Management
  32. Process Improvement
  33. Project Management
  34. Organizational Development
  35. Networking
  36. Product Management
  37. Project Planning
  38. Coaching
  39. Entrepreneurship
  40. Consulting
  41. Executive Coaching
  42. Outsourcing
  43. Interviews
  44. Executive Management
  45. Thought Leadership
  46. Business Development
  47. Strategic Consulting
  48. Executive Search
  49. Strategic Partnerships
  50. Mergers & Acquisitions

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Todd Rhoad's Education

Indiana Wesleyan University



The University of Texas at Austin

PhD, Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri-Rolla

MSEE, Power Systems and Controls


Arkansas State University

BS, Electrical Engineering


Activities and Societies: IEEE

Mississippi County Community College

AAS, Electronics Technology


Community College of the Air Force

AAS, Avionics Technology


Todd Rhoad's Additional Information


Helping make dreams come true! I truly enjoy helping other create more success in their life. It's my calling and I work very hard to help others reach a path to their goals. I also enjoy writing, publishing, and creating books to address the many challenges professionals face in the world today. On the personal side, I enjoy playing basketball, coaching lacrosse and American football, and spending time with my family. Life is to be enjoyed.

Groups and Associations:

IEEE, since 1992 The National Networker ( PMI

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