As interim CEO, David Roman provides long-term corporate vision, planning, and strategies for Edge. David Roman brings a unique and diverse 20 year IT consulting, software, services, and sales management expertise to his role as interim CEO. He is responsible for the company's overall product and service direction, sales and marketing strategies, and customer and partner relationship management, and for ensuring that Edge recruits and retains the industry's top talent. Mr. Roman has a proven track record of successfully managing profitable high-tech organizations. Prior to joining Edge Technologies, Mr. Roman achieved a strong track record and partnerships, with enterprise-level clients (domestically and internationally), such as Expedia, Zappos, AT&T, T-Mobile, JP Morgan, and other Fortune 500 companies. Whether creating sales efficiencies, streamlining organizations, or introducing new technologies, Mr. Roman was integral to increased profitability and efficiencies for his clients. Most recently Mr. Roman’s strategic sales and management consulting firm, Ex Novo, provided small and mid-market companies with sales enablement, product packaging and go-to-market strategies for sales and management optimization. Mr. Roman led early-stage companies into mature sales organizations by focusing on market segmentation and competitive analyses that delivered targeted messaging, sales training, more efficient sales processes, and shortened sales cycles. Mr. Roman earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ithaca College, where he earned his BA in Clinical Sciences and MS in Physical Therapy, respectively.
James (Jim) Barrett
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, James (Jim) Barrett is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and general management of Edge. In this role, Mr. Barrett is tasked with establishing Edge as a global, customer-centric data integration and data visualization company. Mr. Barrett has more than 20 years of experience in multiple areas within IT product and services organizations. He has planned, built and run technology organizations. Prior to joining Edge, Mr. Barrett served as Vice President for Softential (acquired by Cyient), for eleven years. Mr. Barret’s responsibilities and influence extended throughout many areas of the organization including strategic planning and execution, corporate management, business development, sales and marketing. Under Mr. Barrett’s leadership, Softential was recognized and received various awards in the Service Management and IT Operations fields. Prior to joining Softential, Mr. Barrett had been with Eltrax (acquired by Verso Technologies). Throughout his tenure, Mr. Barrett has held leadership roles in Sales and Business Development. Through his efforts, the groups under his purview achieved record growth and profitability. Mr. Barrett is a graduate of Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Ed Willhide is one of the co-founders of Edge Technologies and now serves as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Ed oversees the implementation and development of Edge's product and service strategies - translating the needs of our customers and the market into Edge innovations. During his time with Edge and in prior roles, Ed has managed the launch of multiple successful commercial products used worldwide. His experience and background span multiple disciplines including software engineering, network operations, threat intelligence, and cyber situational awareness. Ed served as a National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) member.