Ed is an economist with more than 40 years of experience in managing private and public programs in the areas of privatization, technology commercialization, entrepreneurial training, capital market development, private investment in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East and early stage financing of technology companies. He has held senior managerial positions with Rohm & Haas Co., E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., the State Department, the Agency for International Development and Price Waterhouse, LLP. He has lived and worked in India, Japan, Thailand and Jordan and is currently the Managing Partner, Harrell Capital Partners, LLC, a family owned early stage equity investor in seed and early stage IT and biotech companies. He holds a BS in Chemistry from Dickinson College (with Honors), a Certificate from the East Asian Institute (Japanese studies), Columbia University, a PhD in Economics, Columbia University, and is a graduate of the AMP (Advanced Management Program), Harvard Business School.
He is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence, Harrisburg University, teaches at Georgetown University and serves on the boards of three early stage funding organizations: Penn Venture Partners, AngelPool.com and DCArchAngels.com and a mid level management training program, Execustar.org. He is a mentor for Founder Institute, San Francisco, start-up CEO programs in Washington DC and Honolulu, Hawaii.