Ed Schipul is CEO of Tendenci, formerly Schipul, a 16-year-old bootstrapped company started in Houston Texas. Ed’s team created the Open Source software platform Tendenci, an all in one CMS built specifically for nonprofits, membership associations and arts organizations.
Under Ed’s leadership, the company has been listed among Houston’s fastest growing companies by the Houston Business Journal, won the Fastech 50, the Aggie 100, and numerous other awards. Ed has personally been nominated for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year award twice and roasted by the AIGA.
Ed has presented at OSCON, SXSW Interactive, Public Relations Society of America’s International Conference, the Bulldog Reporter National Conference, the Sarasota International Design Summit, Mom 2.0 and dozens of other organizations.
Ed is frequently asked to share his insights regarding online marketing and has been published in Nonprofit World, Association News, The Public Relations Strategist and PR Tactics, among others. He blogs for Hearst Newspaper’s Houston City Brights and has been interviewed on NBC and ABC news as an expert in successfully using digital marketing tools to accelerate organizational growth.
As a past participant and sponsor of the AIR Accessibility Internet Rally community hackathon, Ed has worked to make technology globally accessible, especially for those with disabilities.
Ed is a graduate of Texas A&M University, builds aerial drones as a hobby, is an amateur photographer and a very amateur tennis player.
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