Ed Colby is a workforce and operational effectiveness leader with a focus on Human Capital Management, Workforce Management, and Innovation Management. He has been a student and educator of management and technology for over 35 years. His professional passion is helping build higher-performing organizations by optimizing the full alignment, utilization, and productive effectiveness of people, process, systems, technology, and information.
As a practitioner leader for nearly 20 years, and an external consultant for nearly 20 years, Ed held executive leadership roles in workforce and operational management consulting, value analysis, systems and application design and implementation, and marketing. He has led many large-scale systems and operations transformation and implementation engagements at Fortune 100 companies.
Ed has experienced the “excitement” and enthusiasm of helping birth three high-tech start-up organizations, as well as helped sustain the growth of two global technology market leaders.
Many leaders espouse innovation as a critical component of business strategy. However, relatively few organizations are perceived as innovative, or sustain it over time. There is a huge gap between strategy and execution in most organizations. As such, most organizations fail to make full productive use of the capabilities and capacity of their workforce and technology. Ed helps organizations more fully understand and create a Culture of Innovation to be able to more effectively leverage their people, technologies, systems and processes, and information – leading to higher performance and operating results.
Ed holds a M.B.A. degree in Marketing and Computer Sciences from Northeastern University, and a B.S. degree from Tufts University.
Key Skills and Experience
• Human Capital Effectiveness
• Systems and Operational Effectiveness
• Innovation Maturity
• Sustainable Competitiveness