James "Tod" Skinner
James Thomas Skinner, III (“Tod”) has over 40 years of experience and knowledge gained while working with Hyde Park Partners in varying capacities. He is currently the President of AEG International, LLC, a company wholly owned by Hyde Park Partners, Inc. Additionally, Tod also serves in the corporate roles for Hyde Park Partners of CIO, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary.
Tod began his career in 1981 working with the Apogee Systems division of Hyde Park Partners, which developed and sold ERP software systems. Tod rose through the ranks of that group to become the President of Apogee Systems until 1995 when the unit was re-oriented to focus on internal, strategic software development for Hyde Park Partners.
Most recently, since 2013, Tod has accepted the challenge and opportunity to build AEG International into global renewable energy, water systems, and industrial technology company. In this role, he is able to take advantage of all of the prior experience gained plus his natural love for meeting people in their own cultures, learning new languages and new technologies.
Tod has traveled to Africa 18 times now since 2014 and is passionate about working with the people of that continent to solve their biggest development issues. The team that Tod leads is driven every day by their opportunity to have a life-changing impact on the customers we serve – AEG wants to do good while doing well.
Tod holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University graduating in 1981. Born in South Carolina, Tod’s family moved to Charlotte, NC in 1968 where he currently resides.