3/15/22 – Episode 36
Todd Mickelsen is the CEO of Converus, a disruptive technology in the lie detection space. With 25+ years of high-tech senior management experience, Todd discusses with Emily what it takes to be an effective leader, why Converus, and the importance of disruptive technology.
About Todd Mickelsen:
Todd Mickelsen is an alumnus of Brigham Young University, and has experience in product marketing and management in a variety of high tech companies including: Microsoft, OpenText and Ancestry.com. He joined the Converus team as CEO in October 2013 where he still serves today.
In this episode with Todd, you’ll learn:
- What drew him to entrepreneurship and startups
- The catalyst for Converus as a disruptive lie detection technology
- The science behind EyeDetect
- What he thinks makes an effective leader
- Why they took the risk to expand and build teams in the UK and Germany
- What Todd would be doing if he wasn’t a CEO
- Advice he has for entrepreneurs: nail product-market fit
- Trends he sees in the deception detection space
- What motivates him every day
- What word he would use to describe his journey
Mentioned in this episode…
Stephen MR Covey
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To learn more about Todd’s journey, read his article “Corruption and Lies”