While at Simeio, he drove collaborative engagement and results around IAM professional services and managed services, with a particular focus on providing cloud-based identity, access and governance offerings (IAM as a Service).
While leading global partnerships, Ed identified and built strategic partnerships with key identity vendors resulting in premium-level/top-tier positioning for the company with each of these vendors globally; and multi-million-dollar contribution to the company’s revenue.
Ed has built Identity practices and partnerships, led global and North American identity consulting organizations, with oversight of sales and professional services across several industries including: financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and public sector.
He has served as the Co-Chairman of Technology Association of Georgia’s Information Security Society and has leadership roles with ISSA Metro Atlanta Chapter and Cloud Security Alliance, Atlanta Chapter. Ed served as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer in various leadership and management roles from platoon to brigade level, while serving in the U.S., Germany, Panama, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
He holds the CISSP and Certified CISO (C|CISO) certifications. He holds a B.S. from San Diego State University and studied General Engineering at the United States Military Academy.
“Ed is a tremendous addition to our leadership team and will expand our partner eco system to add exceptional value to our prospective customers”, said Tippu Gagguturu, Co-Founder and CEO. “As SecurEnds continues its rapid growth, Ed’s leadership and his strong background will accelerate SecurEnds’ growth”
As SVP, Global Partners & Alliances, Ed will be responsible for developing partner strategy, building the partner ecosystem, and driving revenue. He will be working closely with colleagues around the world and will be responsible for providing value to partners including VARs, GSIs, Distributors and Technology Partners, while building collaboration and trusted relationships resulting in joint success.
Personally, Ed is a husband, father and grandaddy. He loves spending time with the family outdoors whether backpacking, skiing, or camping. He makes time to accompany his wife to eat good food, drink good wine (when appropriate) and see as much of the globe as possible. He and his wife were both raised in San Diego, California, but now call Brookhaven, GA home.