Ed Robinson is the President and Founder of Capacity Building Solutions Inc, a consulting firm he started in June 2002 to focus on the business management and organizational development needs of small to medium-sized businesses and community based nonprofits. His expertise is in working with senior leaders and leadership teams to assess and address their strategic business decision making and leadership challenges. Ed also chairs two CEO/Business Owner groups for Vistage International , an invitation-only CEO/Business Owner leadership development organization that uses a peer based coaching model to increase its member’s professional and personal effectiveness. In addition, Ed facilitates the Executive Roundtable for the Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County . He is also an adjunct faculty member for Mount St. Mary’s University in their Graduate Adult Business Program.
Ed serves on the Business Advisory Board for Straughan Environmental Services . He is also the current Board President of the Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County and Board Vice President of the Downtown Frederick Partnership . He has also served on the Frederick County Business Development Advisory Council (BDAC) .
Previously, Ed was Managing Director of Community Wealth Ventures (CWV), a consulting practice that focuses on social enterprise development in the nonprofit sector. In this position he spearheaded the development of an innovative group-consulting model focused jointly on organizational capacity building and revenue generation, Paving Pathways To Sustainability, sponsored by the Fannie Mae and Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundations.
Prior to joining CWV, Ed served in a senior management role with The Gallup Organization , where he was responsible for the promotion, coordination, and profitability of a market research product line targeting healthcare institutions. Preceding his Gallup experience, Ed was a Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young, LLP , in their healthcare consulting practice.
Ed received his B.A. in Politics from The Catholic University of America and his M.B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University. He also has studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Moreover, he has been through several extensive professional training programs including the Gallup Leadership Institute and TEC Chair training. Most recently, Ed was a graduate of the 2004/2005 Leadership Frederick County program.