Todd is a founder and Principal of Appareo. Mr. Binet has over 25 years of business experience, ranging from entrepreneurial to merchant banking to executive positions with private and public companies.
Todd is a co-founder or initial investor of Abrado, Inc. and Infrastructure Networks, Inc., both energy related companies with substantial institutional backing. He also co-founded and monetized DMS, an energy services company. In 2010, Todd was part of an investor group that acquired Santa Barbara Tax Products Group (“TPG”). TPG was sold in October 2015 to Green Dot, Inc. (GDOT) in a transaction valued at $320 million. Todd is the former CEO and co-founder of BVIG Financial. BVIG completed over $1 billion in transactions in its first six years and was monetized in October 2007. Todd was formerly the President and a Director of Telscape International, Inc., a $130 million plus, publicly traded telecommunications provider that merged in 2000 with another company in a transaction valued at over $400 million. Prior to joining Telscape, Todd was a partner in a middle market merchant banking firm with over $30 million in capital. Todd was the Treasurer of Alamo Group, Inc. from 1992 to 1995. Alamo is a $600 million-plus international manufacturing company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange. Todd is a non-operating partner in Sage Partners Ltd., a middle market investment banking firm, and an advisor to the Watermark Companies, LLC, a private investment firm.
Todd earned a BBA in finance from Southern Methodist University with honors, a MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania. Todd is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and a member of the Houston Chapter of Young Presidents Organization.