As VP of New Markets, Ed owns the expansion of Mach49’s presence around the world via the creation of new sites and partnerships. Since joining Mach49, Ed has led incubations and created businesses in tax, franchise, construction, logistics, finance and retirement verticals.
Ed is a serial intrapreneur and business leader with over 20 years identifying, incubating, launching and managing new ventures in Fortune 500 high technology companies. While a generalist in new business creation and managing the cultural challenges of a startup inside an established corporate culture, Ed’s focus has primarily been in product, business development and general management executive roles.
Ed led startups at Intel, Palm and Sprint where he created several first-of-a-kind solutions. At Intel, Ed founded Intel’s worldwide IoT Developer business to entice startups to invent on Intel. Ed also created a mobile solutions business creating product services for payment, education, healthcare, and industrial verticals. At Palm, Ed generated $200M of revenue by localizing and launching Palm’s new WebOS product in international markets. At Sprint, Ed created the world’s first VoIP push-to-talk service as well as the world’s first femtocell improving in-home mobile coverage.
Ed holds a BA from University of South Carolina and an MBA from Rockhurst University.