Ed joined SouthComm, then Cygnus Business Media, in 2011 with responsibility for growth and new business development for Cygnus’s Public Safety & Security events. Shortly after joining the Cygnus, Ed was promoted to Vice President and was given responsibility for the event operations team in addition to sales and marketing. Under Ed’s leadership the portfolio was grown, both via launch and growth within existing properties, with the goal of divestiture. This culminated in the successful sale of Cygnus to SouthComm Business Media in 2014 and Ed was retained to head SouthComm Events.
Before joining SouthComm Ed spent 15 years with Reed Exhibitions, launching their Public Safety & Buildings portfolio before ultimately becoming Vice President of Reed’s Tradeshow Executive Gold 100 Security Portfolio.
Ed is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and he and his family now live in Williams Bay, WI.