How I can help you

Ed specializes in helping entrepreneurs with business planning & launch, crowdfunding, marketing, sales and service delivery.

Ed has 28+ years experience in communications industry working for service providers and management consulting firms. He helped build the largest independent telecom consultancy from start in 1991 to IPO in 1999, through retrenchment in 2006. He launched his own consultancy and operated it profitably in 2006-2008. He has worked with service providers and companies that support service providers in the US, Canada, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.  His experience includes sales, sales operations, software product marketing, information technology management, program/project management, process re-engineering and operations. He is also experienced with budgeting, cost management and recruiting and staffing with both internal and contractor personnel and currently operates a photography business that focuses on headshots, corporate event and family photography.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services


MBA Information Systems; University of Maryland, College Park, MD BS Hotel and Restaurant Administration; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA Magna Cum Laude

Ed Shanahan

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Video