Tech Council leader resigns

Fetherling leaving to pursue entrepreneurial venture

J. Tod Fetherling has resigned from his role as president and CEO of the Nashville Technology Council to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture.

Fetherling took the helm of the NTC in October 2008 and grew the organization's membership by 16 percent in his first year. He has been an active and vocal advocat for local technology companies, leading efforts such as an initiative to increase the number of students studying technology in Tennessee schools and launching a free downtown wireless Internet network.

Prior to the NTC Fetherling was chief product officer for ConnectivHealth, CEO and owner of Relegent, founder of Planning 2.0 and CEO of, among other roles. Reached via email, Fetherling declined to discuss his new venture at this time.

He will remain with the downtown-based nonprofit through June 30 and maintain involvement with the organization going forward. The NTC's board has initiated a search to find Fetherling's replacement.

“I want to personally thank Tod for his hard work over the past two and a half years," said NTC board chair Andy Flatt. "We are approaching $1million in annual revenues and serve a membership base of around 400 companies across a wide spectrum of industries and company sizes in Middle Tennessee with a goal of reaching 500 companies soon. The NTC is on solid footing as a result of Tod’s leadership and strategic vision. We wish him every success in his new venture.”