President and Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer, CompTIA
Todd Thibodeaux is the president and chief executive officer of CompTIA, the leading non-profit trade association for the global technology industry and workforce. CompTIA represents more than 2,000 member companies and 3,500 business partners spanning the worldwide technology industry. Directly and through its partners CompTIA connects with millions of people each year with training, education and certification opportunities to help them start and advance in careers in the tech workforce.
Since joining the organization in 2008, Mr. Thibodeaux has led the expansion of CompTIA’s commitment to advancing industry growth through education and training programs, market intelligence and research, networking events, professional certifications and public advocacy. During his tenure CompTIA has made several strategic investments, including recent acquisitions of the Digital Film Academy, provider of state-of-the-industry higher education and training in digital film and media, and TestOut, a market leader in career training, courseware, labs and other resources to build “career-ready IT skills.”
Mr. Thibodeaux is a frequent commentator and source quoted in news coverage of the technology industry and workforce, including the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, CNBC, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fortune, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Thibodeaux is a life-long IT and tech enthusiast dating back to his very early years. The son of an electrical and mechanical engineer, his love of technology continues to this day. He has infused CompTIA with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for the industry the organization represents.
Before joining CompTIA in July 2008, Mr. Thibodeaux spent more than 17 years with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), where he served in a wide range of roles culminating as its senior vice president of industry relations. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Bachelor of Science, economics, 1988) and George Mason University (Master’s degree, economics, 1997).