Ed has over 25 years of high-tech executive experience in product development, marketing, sales and operations for Fortune 500 companies, SMBs and startups. He leverages field-proven Digital Transformation strategies that help companies align with the CEO's vision, clarify a company's purpose, and develop and implement a marketing charter that will accelerate profitable growth and increase retention and referrals. He has worked across several sectors (Retail, SaaS, MobileTech, Telecom/IT, etc.) to strengthen Brand value and increase customer acquisition by optimizing Customer Experience (CX) and User Experience (UX) as well as mapping the customer journey to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. In addition to working with SMBs, he has also launched international companies and successfully executed M&As and an IPO. The last two businesses Ed has worked with have been acquired. Ed has also consulted with Fortune 500 Corporate Venture Capital groups to accelerate innovation, refine their build vs. buy investment/acquisition strategy and leverage emerging technologies (AR, VR, AI, Blockchain, etc.) to diversify their business and increase revenue.
Ed was formerly Chief Innovation Officer at Momentus, an industry-leading design/development team that transforms consumer electronics into engaging experiences for Retail, Multimedia, IoT and other vertical markets (with Lululemon, Saks Fifth and other clients). He has served as VP of Solutions Marketing at SUN Microsystems (now Oracle) as well as President of Parrot, a French wireless innovator of drones (UAVs) and smartphone accessories. Ed was also Global Marketing Director at Motorola for the first generation RAZR platform. He has also accelerated the growth of many startups from seed stage through IPO. Two companies in his portfolio have received funding from Shark Tank.
Ed serves on the Board of Advisors for SXSW Interactive, SXSWedu and several Mobiletech, Edtech and SaaS startups. He is also a member of Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) – one of the Top 5 angel networks in the US. He tracks mobile tech trends and has co-authored Samsung 3.0: Talent, Technology and Timing (now translated in Mandarin and Thai). Ed holds a BSEE from MIT and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He also completed the Entrepreneur Leadership Program [Innovation and Entrepreneurship] at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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