More than a numbers guy – which he is – Ed understands and believes in the mission of The Village. His impeccable oversight of the agency’s finances are toward one end: ensure that we have the resources in place to provide the best possible services to children and families who need them.
Ed was named Nonprofit CFO of the Year in 2012 by the Hartford Business Journal. In her nomination of Ed, Beth Bombara, then senior vice president and controller at The Hartford, and Village board member, eloquently said, “Under Ed’s leadership, The Village has grown to three locations, 400 employees and $24 million in revenue. In his 4-plus years at The Village, Ed has implemented procedures and measurements which have enhanced the productivity of outpatient services. By providing greater transparency and insight behind the costs and profitability of The Village’s programs, he has enabled management to make better decisions regarding the services that are provided.”
She continued, “Ed joined The Village in the midst of our country’s worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Faced with difficult decisions and challenges, he provided sound fiscal judgment to move the mission of The Village forward.”
“My job is to be the conscience of the organization with regard to its use of resources,” says Ed, “and work with our team to ensure that what we do is sustainable for the clients and the communities we serve.”
In addition to finance, Ed is also responsible for information technology and facilities.
Prior to joining The Village, Ed had more than 20 years of experience with successful behavioral health organizations during periods of significant business growth, including CFO positions with Wheeler Clinic, Inc., ValueOptions, Inc., and HAI (an Aetna subsidiary).
An associate member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, Ed earned an MBA from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and a bachelor of science in accounting from UConn.
What quote best captures your personal philosophy?
“Believe you can and you’re half the way there.” -Theodore Roosevelt
What is something unexpected that most people don’t know about you?
I’ve run the New York, San Diego, Tucson and Hartford marathons.
What do you most want clients of The Village to know about you?
I want your entire experience with The Village to be very positive and meaningful for you and your family.