Ed Ward is a strategic and operational global technology executive with over three decades in the complex technology product development and business management environment. He leads the PC product business with accountability for the global business performance and responsibility for end-to-end product strategy, development, delivery, and business performance. His leadership has been pivotal in creating and sustaining competitive advantages, revenue growth, and share gains for Dell Technologies. Ed’s professional success is leveraged by his critical strengths of impacting business unit and enterprise strategy, running multi-functional global engineering organizations, and developing people and teams to operate to their fullest potential.
He dedicates time and resources to educational causes, encouraging young people in under-represented areas to get excited about STEM as a career path. As a lifetime member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the executive sponsor at Dell Technologies for NSBE, Ed is committed to developing a diverse workplace and empowering the next generation of engineers and leaders. As a member of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), Ed continues to nurture and amplify the professional development of Black business leaders and their communities.
Ed is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (AMP ’22) where he studied general management. He is also an alumnus of the University of Colorado at Boulder where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science specializing in silicon design in 1986. He serves on the board of Hayward Holdings, Inc., an industry-leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and associated automation systems. Ed resides in Austin, TX with his wife.