Ed’s 20+ years of consulting experience includes work with Andersen Consulting (now “Accenture”) and Premier. He earned an MBA at the McColl School of Business at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. This was a complement to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics earned at Furman University in Greenville, SC.
As a co-founder of CSS, Ed has worked with many organizations in such industries as government, healthcare, finance, media, education, and sports. The focus of many of the engagements is identifying and implementing strategies to more effectively retain existing clients and grow business with them.
Ed has successfully completed over 800 projects in 15+ states over the years, and he has often been noted in the media either through writing or sharing his insights. Ed has been interviewed on customer service by such publications as the Sports Business Journal, New York Times, MuniNetGuide.com, Kiplinger Business Forecasts, The Christian Science Monitor, and Human Resource Executive.
Ed has also been featured on television and radio for his expertise on customer service and client retention. An expert resource in his field, Ed recently wrote his second book “Ask Yourself…Am I GREAT at Customer Service?”
In addition, he has written close to 50 articles in the Service Solutions column for the Charlotte Business Journal, has composed over 800 editions of the Customer Service Tip of the Week – an e-Newsletter, and blogs on customer service at the Customer Service Blog.