Ed served as EDB's CEO for 15 years, in addition to serving as President and Chairman of the EnterpriseDB Board of Directors. As CEO, he drove the development and execution of EDB’s strategic vision and growth in the database industry. He joined EDB in 2008, and steered the company through 54 consecutive quarters of growth, and a majority investment in the company from Bain Capital in 2022. Prior to that, he led EDB’s acquisition of 2ndQuadrant, which brought together the world’s top Postgres experts and positioned EDB as the largest dedicated provider of Postgres solutions and services worldwide.
A veteran of the open source software movement, Ed is a seasoned enterprise software executive who emphasizes a technology-first business approach in order to lead the open source data movement. Prior to EDB, Ed served as Vice President and General Manager of North America at Red Hat, where he played a central leadership role in the development of the modern business model for bringing open source to enterprises. He is known for his passion, relentless energy, and strategic leadership. Prior to his business career, Ed honed his leadership skills as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and BA from Boston University.