Ed is a passionate changemaker helping fuel poverty alleviation through financial inclusion, open source technology, and the power of community.
Coming from a business and marketing background, he was one of the original members of the Mifos team at Grameen Foundation. For five years at Grameen, he cultivated and led the global community of microfinance institutions, IT support providers, and volunteer software developers using, supporting, and building the Mifos open source technology platform for microfinance.
He now leads the Community for Open Source Microfinance, a non-profit founded to take on leadership of the Mifos project following its spin-off from Grameen. With the launch of its brand new Mifos X platform, Mifos is better positioned to more broadly support technology-enabled financial inclusion.
Ed is driven to prove how open source community and technology can be a vital enabler in traveling the last mile in empowering those at the base of the pyramid. In his spare time, he leads his community of animals at home which now includes goats, dogs, chickens, cats, rabbits, and birds.
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