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Todd Surdey

Operating Advisor

Todd is an operating advisor at Bessmer and the head of global channels and business development at Zoom. He is passionate about building high performing teams anchored on company values, customer success, and culture.

Prior to joining Zoom, Todd was the vice president of global security sales at Google Cloud. He also spent over three years at Palo Alto Networks where he held various positions including being the chief revenue officer (CRO) for Cortex, where he was responsible for all Corext’s global sales, renewals, and inside sales development. Prior to becoming the CRO, he was the senior vice president of enterprise sales for the Americas, and before that, the senior vice president of routes to markets, which included global channels, global system integrators, service providers, and the U.S. federal business.

Before joining Palo Alto Networks he held many executive sales positions at companies including FinancialForce, SAP, Salesforce, VMware (which included Pivotal), Tibco Software, and BEA. Todd’s go-to-market expertise is grounded on his operational strength, channels, and transformation to support greater impact on scale, higher productivity, and capacity.

Todd focused on business and communications at North Central College. Outside of work, Todd can be found spending time with his family, visiting his daughter at SMU, watching his son pitch in baseball games across the country, and training and competing for triathlons.