Todd Richardson Named CEO of EDGE Mentoring


INDIANAPOLIS – Oct. 25, 2019 – Experienced executive, Todd Richardson, named as CEO and Board member of the nation’s premier whole-person, intergenerational mentoring organization, EDGE Mentoring.

The Board of Directors of EDGE Mentoring is pleased to announce that Todd Richardson has been hired to serve as CEO of EDGE Mentoring.  

Richardson is taking over for Dave Neff, EDGE Mentoring’s first employee and CEO.  Neff has decided to return to the private sector in an executive role. 

“Leading EDGE the past six years has been the most rewarding experience of my career and I’m excited to pass the baton to Todd as I return to the private sector. I am looking forward to continuing to support EDGE and the important work they do around whole-life intergenerational mentoring,” said Neff.

Jeff Simmons, EDGE Mentoring Founder and Board Co-Chair explained, “We are thankful for Dave’s contribution in establishing and growing EDGE Mentoring and look forward to following what is sure to be a successful career. Looking to the future, we are fortunate to have someone of Todd Richardson’s caliber and experience to lead EDGE Mentoring into the future. Todd has deep ties within both the faith and business communities and has dedicated his professional life to developing people and fostering world-class workplace cultures. It is a natural fit for him to join the EDGE Team and lead our organization as we expand the EDGE community.” 

Mr. Richardson said, “I am honored to be part of EDGE Mentoring and look forward to meaningfully impact the development of young leaders. We have a unique opportunity at EDGE to build communities where personal, professional and spiritual lives are developed and nurtured. Whether through our established mentoring groups, our world-class events, our newly-announced EDGE|Work offering, or one of the many new offerings we have planned, EDGE Mentoring has and will continue to be the premier whole-person, intergenerational mentoring organization in the United States.”

The hiring of Richardson caps an already successful 2019 for EDGE Mentoring. Thousands of people over 48 states are involved in EDGE|Groups or have attended an EDGE|Event. The launch of EDGE|Work was announced at the recent EDGE|X conference and a number of organizations have committed to be part of the program’s first cohorts. EDGE Mentoring will continue to expand its service offerings in 2020 and beyond.

About EDGE Mentoring
EDGE is a faith-based national mentoring organization headquartered in Indianapolis. Its mission is to sharpen the influence and impact of tomorrow’s leaders personally, professionally and spiritually through meaningful, mentoring relationships. Through these intergenerational relationships, EDGE hopes to see every generation living a fully integrated life of purpose, boldness and impact.

To learn more about EDGE Mentoring or to get involved as a mentor, mentee or corporate partner, please visit

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