Ed is an Associate Broker with extensive history in all types of transactions including small properties up to those priced over $40 million. Prior to his resignation in July 2014, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer since June 2011. He had overall responsibility for Jackson Hole Sotheby's International Realty in Jackson Hole, Teton Valley, Idaho and the prestigious award winning Huntsman Springs development. He was previously Executive Vice President of the Company. Ed decided after extensive reorganization, improvement of services and systems and making the business profitable to take more time for his customers and clients and the multiple non-profit Boards on which he serves.
Ed is a former executive of Procter & Gamble where he held senior roles in the U.S. and Internationally. Following his career at P&G, Ed operated his own Marketing, Sales, Strategic Development and General Management consulting practice. His clients included General Motors, Cott Corporation, Barilla Pasta, Speedway Motorsports and Scott Paper among others. He also served as EVP of Sales & Marketing for Cott Corporation for two years as he restructured their operations and led the changes that returned the business to profitability.
His business expertise, integrity, communication skills and commitment to customer service resulted in immediate success in the real estate business where he has consistently been one of the top volume agents in Jackson Hole. Ed was a partner and Board Member of REJH (then the largest locally owned real estate brokerage in Wyoming). Following the sale of that company, Ed joined Sotheby's International Realty.
Ed has represented clients across all property types including some of the largest sales in Wyoming and Idaho. His referral business is the key to his success. He consistently works with clients on subsequent transactions and is kept busy with new contacts generated from customer and client referrals. Ed is an active and engaged member of the Jackson Hole community. He is Chairman Emeritus of the St. John's Medical Center Foundation, President of the Community Safety Network Board (an organization helping victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking), Chairman of the Jackson Centennial Commission, Strategic and Management Committee Board Member of his church, Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival, Director and former multi-term President of the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole Foundation Board, Board Member of Jackson Hole Air Improvement Resources, Vice Commander of the VFW, and Trustee of the Newton Foundation. He is a former member of several other organizations and boards including the Aspens Water & Sewer Board and the Lower Valley Energy Advisory Board. He is an Advisory Board Member of a high tech start-up company and former Director of a bank holding company.
Ed and his wife Carole are strong supporters of the community including the Grand Teton Music Festival, Rungius members of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, founders of the St. John's Hospital Diabetes Education and Outreach Program sponsor of the Community Safety Network Annual Education and Outreach luncheon as well as numerous other charitable organizations. Ed enjoys many of Jackson's wonderful offerings including golf, downhill and cross country skiing, snow shoeing, music, the arts, museum, fly fishing, hiking and biking. He is a member of the Huntsman Springs Golf Club and Teton Pines Country Club.Wyoming and Idaho Real Estate Licensee.