Todd Sattersten - Publisher
Todd started his career in book publishing at 800ceoread, the country’s largest business book retailer (now Porchlight Books). He learned everything he could about the industry in his six years, serving as CEO the last year.
He participated in hundreds of book launches with authors all over the country. Todd co-wrote, with Jack Covert and Sally Haldorson, The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, which was published by Portfolio/Penguin in 2009. Now in its third edition and with twelve translations, The 100 Best continues to be the definitive resource about business books.
Todd moved to Portland in 2010 and started the next phase of his career in business books. He built a literary scouting business from working with business book publishers in countries from Brazil to Russia. He agented books, edited books, and hosted workshops for authors.
In 2013, he helped found IT Revolution with Gene Kim, where they built a technology book press, a speaking practice for Gene and an international events business. The lead title, The Phoenix Project, is an industry defining title and has sold over 500,000 copies.
Todd joined Bard Press in 2019 as deputy publisher, and became publisher in July 2020. His first book with Bard Press, The Gift of Struggle: Life Changing Lessons About Leading by Bobby Herrera, became a national bestseller and has won five book awards.
Todd lives in Portland, Oregon with his family.
Ray Bard - Founder
In 1995, Ray founded Bard Press and went on to publish more than thirty books, with 50 percent of those titles becoming national bestsellers and award winners. Two of the books, The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan and The Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer have sold more than 2 million copies each.