Ed co-founded SpyGlass in 2001 to advise organizations in their quest to become more
financially viable. As co-president, Ed has a passion for consultative sales and is responsible
for the growth and management of SpyGlass’ sales and marketing operation. Ed brings
experience in both business development and senior management consulting to the firm.
Prior to co-founding SpyGlass, Ed was a member of the Business Affairs and Development
group for the technology and media company AOL Time Warner and its affiliate company
CompuServe. In this role, Ed was instrumental in structuring a variety of third-party
relationships supporting the company’s interactive properties. Ed worked to establish
interactive commerce and advertising relationships through which partners would promote
their products, services and content to the company’s interactive subscribers. He also
worked to establish many subscriber acquisition relationships through which partners
assisted the company in acquiring subscribers for their online services (primarily, OEM,
retailer and custom solution marketing relationships).
Prior to that, Ed served as a lawyer in the transactional corporate law group at Baker
Hostetler LLP, a multi-national law firm. Ed advised and represented business owners and
public and private companies in various transactions, including mergers and acquisitions,
divestitures, private equity transactions, real estate acquisitions and general corporate
Ed graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law with his Juris Doctorate
in 1995 and from Ohio University with Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and MIS in 1992.
Ed resides in Westlake, Ohio with his wife and their three children. Ed is a member of Bay
Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, Ohio, and supports various philanthropic organizations,
including The Special Olympics, Westside Catholic Center and Ohio Guidestone. Ed is an
avid golfer and skier.
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