Todd Edman is the CEO of Waitrainer and the past Chairperson of the Lane Workforce Partnership and on the board of the State SBDC Network. He has been involved in economic development and sector strategies; first in Tech and now in food. He has founded five companies, his first in 1998. Out of those five, two are dead, one is a zombie, another is in its infancy and the last: thriving. He is an active member of the Eugene Entrepreneurial Community mentoring and receiving mentorship from RAIN, Fertilab and the SBDC. He has two children 2, and 5, wife who still speaks to him and is a CEO in her own right. He usually doesn't work weekends preferring to camp, and spend time with his family. He was born in Eugene.