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Ed Barrientos

Ed is CEO and Chairman of the Board of Brazen Careerist, a career focused social networking site targeting Gen Y. He is also Managing Partner of Zeitgeist Holdings, L.L.C., an angel investment firm focused on investing in early stage technology companies. From 1996 to 2005, he was President and CEO of Arc Second Inc., a high growth market leader in the field of laser based, high-precision GPS. Ed led Arc Second to a successful exit (acquired by Metris NV of Belgium) at the end of 2005. He sat on the Board of Directors of Metris NV, and worked as an active Board member through the Company’s IPO (2006) and its acquisition by Nikon (Japan) in 2009.

From 1993 to 1996, Ed served as Managing Director of Max Schlatterer GmbH & Co KG, a leading German manufacturer of products for the food, drug and machine tool industry with headquarters outside of Munich, Germany. From 1991 to 1993, he was an international marketing consultant for Management Partner GmbH, a boutique management consulting firm based in Stuttgart, Germany. He started his professional career with IBM in 1986, serving in a number of technical and marketing related positions. Ed holds a B.S. in Management from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MBA from the George Washington University.

As a well-known serial entrepreneur and angel investor, Ed is very engaged with university students, entrepreneurship groups and angel investment forums. He sits on numerous Boards including the Board of Directors of FounderCorps, where he is also a charter member. He is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland and sits on the Board of Advisors of the George Washington University School of Business.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, November 8

1:00pm EST