Ted Studdard

Ted Studdard

S P E A K E R – A U T H O R – L E A D ER


Colonel Ted Studdard has proven himself as a leadership expert with over 30 years of military and corporate experience.

His military resume goes far beyond leading Marines in combat. He taught tactics and leadership at the Marine Corps University, planned and directed combat operations for a 20,000 person multi-national force, engaged in international negotiations, and worked on national strategy in the Pentagon.

After suffering a heart attack, Ted faced new challenges—retiring and charting a new path. Finding The Home Depot, an organization that aligned with his values, helped him transition into the private sector and transform into a corporate leader.

In his second career, Ted’s work in business operations, staffing and leader development has given him a unique perspective on optimizing human capital in corporate America to increase retention, productivity, and teamwork.

He has appeared as a featured guest on national TV, radio, and podcasts. He is a published author and his upcoming book Depot to Depot is set to hit shelves in Fall of 2019.

Ted strives to deliver talks that will help audiences learn from his experiences, where he hasn’t always made the right play, and provide tangible advice that each individual can take and apply to their life. Ted is available to speak in traditional keynote presentations or deliver hands-on workshops that will engage your audience.


  • Transform through Transition
  • Don’t Wait to Have the Heart Attack
  • LeadersTEACH


  • Developing Human Capital
  • The Importance of Mentorship
  • International Negotiations
  • Veteran Integration Strategies
  • Creating a Cohesive Company Culture
  • Building Relationships to Increase R.O.I.
  • Optimizing a Multi-Generational Workforce
  • Executive Leadership Strategies
  • Preparation, Organization, and Execution
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