Ed Ross
Chief Operating Officer

Ed is a serial intrapreneur and business leader with 30 years of experience creating and scaling new businesses within startups and Fortune 500 corporations.

As Mach49’s Chief Operating Officer, Ed drives internal functions and initiatives, ensuring global teams have the resources they need to flourish. Ed also oversees Marketing, Global Expansion, Venture Factory Design, and key client accounts.

In his time at Mach49, Ed has led venture building in the franchise, tax, construction, logistics, building material, autonomous vehicle, healthcare, water, sustainability, 3D imaging, finance, and retirement industries. He has designed numerous venture factories — building client independence by creating a “Mach49 inside.” Ed has also expanded the firm’s global presence with new offices and partnerships, and helped to grow Mach49 during the pandemic as the CEO’s Chief of Staff.

Throughout his disruptive venture-building career, Ed has created several first-of-their-kind products and services, and has held a wide variety of executive positions in product, business development, operations, and management. He founded Intel’s worldwide IoT Developer business to attract startup customers, and created a mobile solutions business that generated product services for payment, education, healthcare, and industrial verticals. At Palm Inc., he generated $200M in revenue by localizing and launching the company’s WebOS product in international markets. He also created the world’s first VoIP push-to-talk service at Sprint, as well as the world’s first femtocell — improving in-home mobile coverage.

Ed holds a BA from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Rockhurst University.