Ed is responsible for ITAC’s business growth and transition services, which include Organizational Development, Marketing and Sales Team Development, Financial Controls and Reporting, Business Growth Planning, as well as the Family Business Advisor program.
Prior to joining ITAC, Ed was a family business consultant, assisting families with business growth, financial and succession planning, turnaround strategies and conflict management. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of his family’s furniture leasing and retail business, which he ultimately sold to Berkshire Hathaway. A serial entrepreneur, he has started and operated businesses in furniture leasing and retail, financial services, real estate, and energy conservation.
Ed is in demand as a speaker to business groups, taught at Rutgers University Business School and is a published writer. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in social science from Columbia University, and received mediation training through the Bar Association of the City of New York, the Center for Mediation in Law, and New York University. Ed is a Black Belt in Innovation Engineering and is certified as a Family Business Advisor by the Galliard Family Business Institute.