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Bruce Todtfeld
CEO of akesso Professional Footwear 

Bruce Todtfeld is the founder and CEO of akesso, a footwear company inspired by and created for health care professionals.  Bruce spent a large part of his career in the footwear industry, leading the dramatic growth of Timberland's classic boot business; developing and launching Timberland Pro, a successful sub-brand of occupational footwear; and upgrading and repositioning Sperry Topsider's product line.  Throughout his career, Bruce has built, led and motivated teams to achieve outstanding results.  Prior to launching akesso, Bruce worked with a solar energy start up and as a consultant working with various outdoor/footwear companies including Merrell and Sebago.

He began working on akesso Professional Footwear after watching the health care workers who cared for his wife's grandfather during the last months of his life. Todtfeld's more than twenty years in the shoe industry convinced him he could create a better footwear solution.  akesso Shoes are currently available at select retailers that cater to healthcare professionals , and online at 

Todtfeld earned a degree in Economics from Clark University, and an MBA from the Franklin W. Olin School of Business at Babson College.

Bruce is a passionate outdoorsman, and recently accomplished his goal of hiking the 48 mountains that are 4,000 feet or higher in New Hampshire.   He currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife and children.