Todd Saxton

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Contact Information

(317) 274-3349

  • Hatfield Venture Faculty Fellow
  • Associate Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship


  • Indianapolis


  • PhD, Indiana University, 1995
  • BA, University of Virginia, 1985

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Associate Professor, Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Director, Project Manager, Strategic Analysis, Inc.
  • Group Manager, Project Director and Business Analyst, Markowitz & McNaughton, Inc.

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Multiple teaching awards including the Eli Lilly Teaching Award, Trustees Teaching Award, Best Professor in MBA Program
  • Best paper awards for research
  • Editorial Review Boards: Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management

Professional Interests

Venture strategy, launch and growth; Entrepreneurial ecosystems; Competitive and corporate strategy; Corporate image and reputation; Factors affecting alliance and acquisition success


Professor Saxton serves on the advisory boards of several organizations including CIK/PERQ, a measured marketing software and services firm; Diagnotes LLC, a healthcare IT startup; Fight For Life, not-for-profit for social-emotional learning for deserving but underserved youth; VisionTech Partners angel investment network; Venture Club of Indiana; and Startup Indiana Chapter of Startup America.

Kelley School of Business

Faculty & Research