Hi, I'm Ed Sussman, a digital media and technology egghead.
Ed Sussman's Bio:
Ed Sussman is a digital media and technology entrepreneur with a background in journalism and law. He is the co-founder and CEO of Buzzr, a web-based content management system. He previously ran FastCompany.com and Inc.com and was the executive editor of Inc. magazine.
He is on the Board of GoJotter and is an advisor to Civic Dynamics. He takes on select consulting assignments related to digital media and technology.
More than 100,000 websites have been created with Buzzr and its toolset. Buzzr is a partnership with Lullabot, the most prestigious Drupal consulting/education firm in the world.
Specialized Buzzr editions include the Buzzr Higher Education Edition, created with industry-leader mStoner, and Civic Dynamics, a local government/open data and CMS platfom, a new venture with Structured Dynamics.
As Executive VP of Mansueto Ventures (Inc. and Fast Company ), Ed oversaw digital, events, conferences, licensing and business development.
As president of Mansueto Digital, Ed ran FastCompany.com, FastCompany.TV, Inc.com, IncTechnology.com and Scobleizer.com. In 2007, FastCompany.com was named best national magazine website in America by Editor & Publisher Magazine and by MediaWeek.
Starting as Managing Director of business websites at Gruner & Jahr U.S.A., Ed grew revenue at Inc.com and FastCompany.com 600% to about $11 million. Ed' s innovations blending journalism and user generated content were covered by TechCrunch, PaidContent, Folio, Advertising Age and B2B Magazine.
Ed founded IncTechnology.com, a source of practical technology knowledge for small business. He also founded Fast Company.TV with famed tech blogger Robert Scoble; finally, he created the Inc. 5,000, a ten fold expansion of the well known Inc. 500 list.
Earlier, Ed was the executive editor of Inc. Magazine, senior editor of Worth and P.O.V magazines. He wrote for the Wall Street Journal & the Financial Times. He was an adjunct NYU journalism professor for four years.
A lawyer, he graduated first in his class from Duke Law School. He clerked for a federal district and federal appellate judge.
Ed Sussman's Experience:
CEO / Co-founder / Board Chairman at Buzzr.comOctober 2008 - Present
Empowering ordinary people to build and maintain extraordinary websites, Buzzr sells a private-label enterprise edition for organizations that need a leading content management system. at an affordable price. Buzzr is a partnership with the leading Drupal-based consulting and education firm in the nation, Lullabot.
President, Mansueto Digital (Inc.com and FastCompany.com) at Mansueto Ventures2004 - October 2008
Grew revenue from about $1.5 million to $11 million (from 2004, when he took over these brands at G&J.) Ran editorial, tech, sales, and business development.
Executive VP/Senior VP (Inc. and Fast Company) at Mansueto Ventures2004 - 2008
Oversaw digital, business development, events, conferences (including the prestigious Inc. 500) and licensing at the $70 million company. Promoted from Senior V.P. to Executive V.P.
Adjunct Professor at NYU, Business and Economic Reporting Program2003 - 2006
Taught graduate seminar on business writing and reporting
Managing Director, Business Websites (Inc.com and Fast Company.com) at Gruner + Jahr U.S.A.2003 - 2004
A division of Bertelsmann. Became Mansueto Ventures after sale.
Executive Editor at Inc. MagazineJanuary 2002 - January 2004
Senior Editor at Worth MediaNovember 1999 - November 2002
Senior Editor at P.O.V. Magazine1995 - 1999 | New York
Ed Sussman's Education:
Duke University School of LawJ.D.
University of PennsylvaniaB.A.Concentration: History
Ed Sussman's Interests & Activities:
Journalism, technology, start ups, management, marketing, digital media, advertising, digital advertising, film, non-fiction books, screenwriting, fiction