Bringing over 40 years of experience in business, entrepreneurship, and finance to bear in his work with both public and private companies, Brad Edson currently sits on the board of several companies, including a private investment firm that holds interests in Digital Media Companies, a National Restaurant chain, and a nationwide pharmacogenetic diagnostic lab testing company, with additional toxicology capability.
Over the past four decades, Mr. Edson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of 2 public companies, and in 2010 he Co-Founded Stat Doctors, an early adopter and pioneer in Telemedicine. The company was acquired by a Nasdaq Company in 2015.
Prior to 2003, Mr.. Edson created a nationwide speciality property and casualty business, having held individual licenses in over 35 states. He also served as a Member of the International Association of Financial Planners, and was a longstanding Member of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization and the World Entrepreneurs Organization.
Brad Edson’s cutting edge and innovative work has earned him invitations to the White House to participate in ongoing roundtable discussions with a number of other CEOs, spearheaded by the White House Chief of Staff on corporate community involvement. Mr. Edson was also chosen to be a lead speaker due to he and his firm’s accomplishments with community service efforts on a national and international level.
Brad Edson’s philanthropic and humanitarian work has earned him international recognition, and he’s received numerous awards for initiating and sustaining feeding programs throughout the world for starving and impoverished third-world children. In 2007, Mr. Edson received the Happy Hearts Humanitarian Award from Petra Nemcova’s Foundation, and he’s worked closely with the Feed the Children Charitable Organization to initiate programs to starving and malnourished children in Africa and Indonesia.
In his spare time, Brad Edson loves getting outdoors, and is a competitive downhill skier and mountain climber. A native of Arizona, Mr. Edson is often found outside and away from a desk or boardroom, a nice change of pace from the typical, albeit fulfilling, day-to-day ventures.
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