Edward D. Curran is a seasoned senior management professional with over 30 years of experience in HR, Manufacturing, Finance and Engineering with early stage companies and global corporate leaders. He has held a variety of positions including Vice President of Operations, HR Director, COO, President, CEO and Board of Directors Member. As a top executive, he has been instrumental in bringing a number of companies to profitability.
He has served as Chief Operating Officer at Greenleaf Capital Management (GCM), a wealth Management firm with over $480 Million in discretionary assets under management and a full spectrum Venture Investment Program, putting together private funds which enable individuals to participate in venture capital opportunities while spreading their risk over multiple public and private companies.
Prior to his work in the finance industry, Mr. Curran spent more than 20 years with Tektronix in the UK and with the Test & Measurement Group of Gould Inc. and Applied Technology Ventures in the U.S. where he gained extensive experience in manufacturing in the Instrumentation and IT sectors.
He managed US, UK and Mexican manufacturing facilities with annual sales of $62 million. Mr. Curran led and implemented a joint venture between Gould and Larsen & Toubro, for the manufacture of Gould products in India. He conceived, designed and implemented a new production introduction system, reducing new product introduction cycle time into manufacturing by 50%. He introduced cell-manufacturing technology to improve product quality and product cycle time and developed activity based cost system.
Mr. Curran oversaw the consolidation of manufacturing facilities in France and Mexico transferring production from these locations to the US with minimum impact to customers and the revenue stream. As leader of Manufacturing Task Force for Gould Instrument Systems, he was instrumental in improving efficiency of all plants in the USA, Mexico, UK, and France up to 25%.
At Gould he conceived, designed, and introduced a Quality Council to assist the company to become a “world class” supplier of test and measurement products. The multidisciplinary Council provided a forum for feedback from customers, sales and service, and internal departments and a mechanism to review products, processes, and methods. He led the successful effort to introduce and obtained ISO 9000 accreditation.
Mr. Curran holds a degree in advanced electronics and business. His extensive executive management experience includes a human resources emphasis.