"As a busy executive, managing my inbox is one of the biggest challenges I have. What's important to me is to set priorities, so I actually set up rules on my box that take my priority messages and put them in one folder and take every other message and put it in another folder. That way, when I just have a few minutes to check email, I always check the priority box first to make sure I am not going to miss anything really important. The other thing I do, is I set specific times to do email, so that I am not constantly doing email every minute of the day. But rather, I will do it when I first come in in the morning, maybe I will do some before or after I come in for lunch, and then again at the end of the day, so that I am able to take those long intervals between doing email and actually do some work." -- Todd Simon
Todd Simon is a fifth generation owner of the Omaha Steaks® group of companies, serving as Senior Vice President of Omaha Steaks International, Inc., President of OS SalesCo, Inc. and Vice-Chairman of Omahasteaks.com, Inc.
Started by his great-great grandfather nearly a century ago, Omaha Steaks is a premier manufacturer, marketer and distributor of a wide variety of premium steaks, red meats and other gourmet foods with more than 400 products and 2 million customers.
Simon joined Omaha Steaks 24 years ago and leads all consumer sales and marketing of Omaha Steaks branded products and services including Mail Order, Stores, Telemarketing, Internet, and Business-to-Business. He is responsible for the development and implemnation of Omaha Steaks’ award-winning marketing programs as well as employee training initiatives that make Omaha Steaks one of the finest customer service businesses in the country.
Simon as well as the Omaha Steaks brand have been featured on ABC’s The View, NBC’s Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice, Live with Regis & Kelly, FOX News, and CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch as well as in a variety of print publications and online outlets.
Omaha Steaks and the Simon Family have a strong commitment to community, leadership and philanthropy. Simon himself is extremely passionate in supporting the arts as well as social and human services agenices and programs. He frequently speaks at a variety of conferences and events across the globe, including the Annual Catalog Conference and the Alliance of Artist Communities Annual Conference.
Simon currently serves as a member on the Board of Directors of a number of philanthropic organizations including the Omaha Community Foundation, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and United States Artists. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Nebraska Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and also has served on the boards of Jewish Family Service and R.E.S.P.E.C.T.2
Simon graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In his free time, he is passionate about contemporary art as a collector, promoter and supporter. He also enjoys world travel, snowboarding, architecture, design, and reading. An established technophile, Simon often serves as a consultant to the organizations he is involved with on matters relating to computers, communications, audio and video.
Simon resides in Omaha with his wife and two children.