Ed Ross
Chief Operating Officer

Ed is a serial intrapreneur and business leader with over 25 years of experience identifying, incubating, launching and managing new ventures within Fortune 500 high-technology corporations. As Mach49’s Chief Operating Officer, Ed drives internal functions and initiatives, ensuring global teams have the resources they need to flourish.

In his time at Mach49, Ed has also led incubations in the franchise, tax, construction, logistics, finance, and retirement industries, and expanded the firm’s global presence with new offices and partnerships.

Throughout his disruptive venture-building career, Ed has created several first-of-their-kind solutions and held a wide variety of executive positions in product, business development, and management. He founded Intel’s worldwide IoT Developer business to attract startups as customers and created a mobile solutions business that generated product services for payment, education, healthcare, and industrial verticals. At Palm, he generated $200M in revenue by localizing and launching the company’s new 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.