I have been friends and business associate of Ed for more than 10 years. Ed has an exceptional background. Serving as a career Marine officer in logistics and then successfully moving into the private sector. Not only did Ed make a smooth transition he quickly rose up in influence and reputation within the property and facilities management field. My firm worked with Ed on extensive security audits and consulting while he was senior manager overseeing Bellsouth’s vast headquarters buildings. I watched and admired as he moved to head the GSA for the southern region as a presidential appointee, evening serving as the GSA Chief of Staff in Washington DC. Ed is motivated to succeed, is intuitive, detailed and creative. He listens and executes. I would recommend him highly.