Ed currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Colorado Clean Tech Industry Association and has a 25-year career successfully driving accelerated growth and profitability for both Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial start-up technology businesses in software, energy storage, and advanced materials. Recently, as CEO for Novinda Corporation he drove the turnaround of this advanced materials company, rapidly putting them into a leadership position as one of the top four companies in their industry, raising $24M in capital, obtaining market consideration by 95% of their target market, and increasing their shareholder value by 10x.
Prior to Novinda Corporation as CEO for Firefly Energy, an energy storage technology company, Ed took a Caterpillar Inc. laboratory stage technology through an accelerated growth path bringing an award winning product into the market and raising $60M in capital, while cutting the development time in half, and launching the first product with a $21M revenue backlog.
Earlier in his career, as an eight-year senior executive at Apple, Mr. Williams was a proven turnaround specialist bringing five different regions and business units to exceptional growth and profitability, culminating with an $830M business unit that for two successive years delivered the highest growth in their U.S. markets.
Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics and an MBA in Finance and Marketing. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a guest lecturer at the University of Colorado undergraduate and graduate business schools.