Ed’s love of music began at an early age as a clarinetist in his sixth grade band, and continued as a Music Education Major at Queens College. While his career took a different direction, his love and passion for the arts have always been an important part of his life. Ed has spent 30 years as a sales, marketing, and business manager in commercial banking. After 20 years at Citibank and 7 years with Sterling National Bank, Ed is currently at Signature Bank as a Group Director, managing his own Private Client Group. Ed focuses on providing privately held businesses and their owners with superior financial services, as well as utilizing networking as a vehicle to provide additional value. By creating unique sports marketing programs and events, he assists with the acquisition and retention of clients and has actively utilized these programs to benefit charities and non-profits.
Ed has been involved with many charitable organizations including Bat for the Cure (prostate cancer), Heather on Earth (music therapy), and The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, and has served on the board of the American Suicide Prevention Foundation, NY Chamber Symphony Orchestra with Gerard Schwartz, and currently Songs of Love, an organization that writes personalized songs for terminally ill children. Ed has two wonderful children, Joanna and Jonathan (both musicians living in the NY area), three stepchildren, and a beautiful wife Donna. Ed resides in Bergen County, NJ and in NYC.