Novasyte, a local Carlsbad company since 2013, provides sales, clinical and field service teams to the med-tech device and diagnostic market. We had a chance to chat with Todd about Novasyte, his role as the director of implementation, what he finds most appealing about working in Carlsbad, and why he became an Active Ambassador for the Carlsbad Life in Action program.
“I work with all of our internal departments to make sure new clients and new programs, as well as our internal teams, are set up for success,” said Todd. “I get the various internal and external stakeholders together to ensure we provide outstanding service and kick off programs in the right way.”
Ten years ago, Todd was the company’s third employee. He got his start after meeting Joe Andrew, one of Novasyte’s co-founders and SVP of Operations and Quality, who came to Chico State to speak at his college entrepreneurship class. The company was looking to hire and Todd came on board initially as an intern, then, after graduating, worked full time.
Todd emphasized that what he appreciated most about the company is its culture, which encourages individuals to find a balance between work and life. “The culture has kept me here,” he said. “We were able to maintain that culture as we grew from three to 60 employees.” Todd pointed to the company’s collaborative culture and team orientation, which leads to everyone genuinely caring about what they do.
“The investment management makes back into the company shows how much they care,” he adds. “The company has a Nova-culture team that sets up events like yoga, provides beach cruisers to get around town, and a host of other activities. Our employees are active and the city has a lot of amenities that support that lifestyle.”
In his time away from work, he enjoys sailing in San Diego Bay, hiking one of the many trails in the region, biking and trying new local cuisine, particularly the “off-the-beaten-path eateries.”
Todd recently joined the city’s Active Ambassadors program, to help increase awareness of the Life in Action brand. “I was honored to be invited to participate by our CEO,” he said. “It’s important to me to promote Carlsbad and its culture, as well as the Novasyte brand. I’m proud of where I work and want to promote the company to others.”