Todd BlueDirector Independent voting member
Under the LAPIS brand, Todd leads a diversified portfolio of companies which includes automotive and real estate. In December of 2020, Todd was appointed to the Kataman Metals Board of Directors.
From 2010-2020, as Founder and CEO, Todd led indiGO Auto Group on an unparalleled growth trajectory for over ten years. During his tenure as Dealer Principal, multiple franchises for Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, McLaren and single points for Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW as well as four Porsche dealerships were acquired in Houston, St Louis as well as Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Riverside and Marin County California. Dealership points were awarded for Porsche in San Francisco, Little Rock Arkansas as well as Ferrari in St Louis. As the only dealer in the selected by Porsche to do so, Todd served on the design committee as Destination Porsche (Porsche’s future design for it retail dealerships around the globe) was conceived. Todd also became the first in the world to build a Destination Porsche facility (which was built in Palm Springs). This design has now become the standard around the world for the Porsche brand and its retail dealerships. Todd was selected as one of 50 nominees for the Time Magazine National Automobile Dealer Association’s Dealer of the Year in 2019. During his time as CEO, his dealerships have been multi-year award winners of the J.D. Power Dealer of Excellence Award, Automotive News Best Dealership to Work For, Porsche Premier Dealer, Pride of Jaguar, Lamborghini Vision, and the Provenance Dealer of the Year award for Rolls Royce. Todd served on the Board of Regents for Porsche Cars North America, The Aston Martin of the Americas Dealer Advisor Panel, the BMW Western Region Dealer Board, and the Bentley USA Presidential Cabinet. Todd sold indiGO to Pon and retired from indiGO in 2020.
From 2000-2010 Todd lead Cobalt Ventures (which he co-founded). Cobalt was a strategic investor in multiple industries such as restaurants, financial services, publishing, events, and urban real estate development. Todd received the Governor of Kentucky’s Economic Development Leadership Award in 2004. Between 1998-2000 Todd served as Progress Rail’s metals division’s Executive Vice President. From 1994–1998 Todd served as Vice President of Commercial Trading at Louisville Scrap Material Company. After partnering to purchase the company (and its affiliates), he later sold most of its assets to Progress Rail a division of Florida Progress. In 1992 Todd began his career at Luria Brothers Chicago office as an account executive within its steel-mill-service and trading group.
Todd Graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in International Business in 1992. Todd has been an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (and YPO Gold) since 2003. In January of 2023 Todd was appointed to the 11-99 Foundation Board of Directors. Todd and his wife Karen lead The Karen and Todd Blue Family Foundation.