Vice President, Solutions and Proposals
Edward (Ned) Merrill joined Edwards in 2014 as Vice President of Solutions. In this position, Ned is directly responsible for the four Solution Areas across Edwards’ four Strategic Business Units. He is also accountable for Lean/Agile management, as well as the development and implementation of the Edwards’ Agile Portfolio Methodology. Ned ensures the company is delivering products, services, and personnel to satisfy all current contractual requirements. He leads the integration of emerging technologies with transformative management practices to deliver customer value.
Before joining Edwards, Ned consulted for six technology firms over a period of seven years to develop advanced portfolio solutions, IT strategic management programs, and CMMI Level 3 compliant technologies. Preceding his consultancy, he served as Divisional Vice President with P&L responsibilities for Network Specialty Group, NextLinx, and other IT consulting firms in the Washington metropolitan area.
Ned holds a Master’s of Science in Technology Management and Computer Applications from American University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee. Ned is a Project Management Institute (PMI®) certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM).