About

Tod McDonald

CPA & Founder

As a lead financial investigator for a $140 million ponzi scheme Tod has spent decades working to clean up and turn around complex accounting and financial situations. The original idea behind VALID8 is based on his personal experience and pain associated with unwinding these complex projects.


Tod has 22 years finance and accounting experience focused in bankruptcy, restructuring, and forensic accounting. He has deep accounting system experience and perspective from implementations at numerous clients from small to enterprise in various industries. Professional certifications include: CPA. Roles include CFO for Koru, Tully's Coffee, Auditor for Ernst & Young, Finance at Microsoft, Concur.

Chris McCall

CEO & Founder

As CEO and Cofounder, Chris leads VALID8’s vision, strategy, and execution. Prior to cofounding VALID8, Chris led marketing as Chief Marketing Officer for NexGen Storage where he built a world class marketing team around strategic market analysis and product management.


Chris started his career as an Electrical Engineer designing systems for Boeing 747’s. Identifying the need to modernize the engineering design data infrastructure, he revamped how system design software could leverage large datasets more effectively. Passionate about extracting value from big data systems, Chris took on several product roles with start-ups acquired by F500 companies HP and SanDisk.