Ed is based in Boston and serves both corporate clients and private equity investors in the B2B media and software sectors.
Ed has 12+ years of strategy consulting experience in the US. His key areas of focus are top-line growth levers including customer segmentation, proposition design, pricing & packaging, sales force effectiveness, and market entry strategies.
Over the course of his career, Ed has advised clients on more than 100 growth strategy, organizational effectiveness, and commercial diligence engagements. He has spent the majority of his career focused on the software and information services space. He has worked across numerous end-market verticals and functions including governance, risk & compliance (GRC), academic, intellectual property, legal, HCM, sales enablement, cybersecurity, and DevOps.
Ed holds a Master’s of Engineering in Supply Chain Management from Cornell University as well as a BE in Civil Engineering and BA in Political Science from the University of Canterbury.
Education & Prior Experience
- Previously with Bulger Partners, Oliver Wyman, and Stroud Consulting
- M.Eng., Cornell University
- BE / BA, University of Canterbury
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Private Equity & Transactions 2021
2021 was a record year for transactions globally – as activity remained exceptionally strong despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID pandemic, global supply chain issues and the challenges of rising inflation and energy prices during the year.
Private Equity & Transactions 2020
While 2020 was a turbulent year for the world, private equity activity remained very resilient – with the strong slowdown in activity in Q2 as the COVID pandemic hit followed by an equally strong step-up in activity in the second half of the year
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