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Todd Taranto


Todd is the president of Cadre, an online marketplace connecting event freelancers with companies looking to hire them.

He grew up in the small town of Bolton, Massachusetts as the oldest of five children. His father was a local small business owner. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, Todd began his business career in the travel industry working at Gant Travel, a Chicago-based travel management company.

This experience led to the acquisition of over 20 niche event and experiential staffing companies that laid the groundwork for Cadre, which was formally launched in 2019. He has participated in numerous industry panel discussions and boards, as well as being quoted in Business Travel News, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Meetings & Incentives Magazine. Todd lives in Brewster, MA, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and holds a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.