Prior to joining Anthem Partners, Todd was the Owner and CEO of the Speers Group of Companies. Todd grew up in his family’s funeral business, Brockie Donovan Funeral Home in Brandon, Manitoba. His passion for hockey led him to a professional career in the New York Islanders system. After retiring from hockey, Todd joined the firm. In 1989 he received his funeral director and embalmer licences.
In 2004, Todd saw Speers Funeral Chapel in Regina as a perfect fit for his belief in providing high-quality, locally-owned funeral service to a community. He was able to purchase Speers and Regina, Saskatchewan became home for his young family. Over time, Todd and his partners added Cropo Funeral Chapel, Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Transcona Funeral Chapel and Carscadden Funeral Chapels and built the Speers Group into a network of firms that serves more than 2000 families annually.
Todd has served the profession as President of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Saskatchewan Board of Funeral Homes and as Chair of the Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan.