Ed Bierdeman is a Managing Director, Software of WCP Research. Ed has an extensive computer industry background, including a variety of sales and marketing management roles for Oracle Corporation, Convergent Technologies and Servio Object Technology (Gemstone). Throughout his career Ed has focused on technology issues – particularly computer hardware, software and multimedia.
Ed previously worked as a principal software analyst for Inflection Point Research, LLC, Moors & Cabot, Inc. and Hambrecht & Quist. Ed served as Director of Technology Research and Supervisory Analyst for Moors & Cabot. At Inflection Point Research, Ed was a principal analyst following the software and cloud computing sectors. He founded and managed a sizable family office. Ed formerly sold, installed and supported ERP and accounting application software. He served as the Director of Distributed Systems at UCSF Medical Center, where he also taught graduate courses in Operations Research.
Ed previously served as an Advisory Board member and limited partner for two venture capital funds that invest in supply chain-related application software companies: Catalyst Venture Partners and New Meadows Venture Partners. He was also an Advisory Board member at VidaNow, a web 2.0 social media company.
Ed received a B.S.M.E. and B.A. from Syracuse University, an M.S. from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley.