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Ed's background is a blend of extensive and diverse formal education and advanced practical experience. He grew up in the Chicago area where he had his first taste of entrepreneurship. After being honorably discharge from the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam Era he supported himself through college as a building contractor renovating buildings on the north side of Chicago. Post graduation from The University of Illinois at Chicago with two engineering degrees he moved to Silicon Valley where he worked in various sales, marketing, engineering and management roles for entrepreneurial companies such as GenRad, Seagate Technology, DAVID Systems and Telenova.

Ed moved to Austin, TX from California to pursue his MBA at The University of Texas at Austin and to start his software training and business management consulting company initially as Applied Concepts and later as Technology and Communications, Inc. He sold that company and moved back to Chicago nearly 20 years after leaving to develop and teach entrepreneurship, business management and group communications courses for DePaul University. During this time he wrote a number of books, completed his PhD in technology management (digital communications) from Indiana State University while managing his own business management, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship and communications consulting company. He continues to teach, write and manage his consulting company today.

His over 25 years of business and technology management experience, working with a wide variety of people from different fields and cultures has taught him that there is no single path to success. Credentials, ideas and luck will only get you in the door. Eventually it all comes down to you, the individual, understanding your uniqueness while developing the skills and knowledge needed to rally support from others to make your and the organization's visions a reality.
Formal Education

PhD, Technology Management
Indiana State University

Master of Business Administration
University of Texas at Austin

M.S., Structural Engineering
University of Illinois

B.S., Electronic Engineering
University of Illinois

25+ Yrs of Experience

Group and Organizational Communication

Sales and Marketing


 Education and Training

Strategic and Tactical Planning

Ed sweater

"I was always curious about how technology and business worked. As my career evolved I continued my education and had great professional mentors. Both life and the university became my school."

CIG2Biz 6th  The Complete Idiot's Guide
to Starting Your Own
Business, Sixth Edition

(Available in paperback,
Kindle and Nook formats)

Over 200,000 copies sold!
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Looking for Two New Clients in October '19

 I keep my client list small so that I can provide the most personal service possible. At this time I am looking to add two more clients to my practice. I am open to working with companies in the USA or Puerto Rico (already have clients in PR). Click the contact tab to reach out to me so we can discuss how I can make you more successful!
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