As the founder and President of Next Summit Enterprises, LLC, Todd A. VanNest, Ph.D. is an expert on Change Management and Change Leadership. In 2007, he launched Last Word on Change® as the professional speaking branch of this firm. Through speaking engagements, workshops and executive coaching, Todd helps executives and their teams become true change leaders who have lasting impact on their organizations.
He has presented at many professional associations, emceed corporate leadership events, and led planning and execution workshops for client leadership teams. In 2007, he received a U.S. Copyright for the research-based change management metrics he designed - the only copyrighted index of leading indicators of change management success.
In addition to leading Next Summit Enterprises, Todd has worked for consulting firms and held corporate officer roles where he led strategic planning, human resources, and organization effectiveness functions as part of the executive teams at World-Class companies including Holiday Inn Worldwide, Norwest (now Wells Fargo) Mortgage, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Todd earned his B.A. in Psychology from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Todd lives with his wife and family in the suburban Chicago area.