• Michael Ford

Michael Ford

Chief Executive Officer

With a 31-year telecom career spanning startup, enterprise, corporate, and turnaround endeavors in North America and Europe, Michael has held founding or leadership roles in a number of advanced communications companies.

Previous to Edge, Michael was a principal at Lexicom LLC, a provider of strategic planning, network design/build, operations management, and federal/state regulatory consulting services to public and private telecommunications companies in North America and Europe.

As co-founder and president of Digital Sail LLC, Michael designed, built and operated one of the first 4G service providers. Digital Sail was the first company to successfully deliver commercial VoIP service over wireless broadband, based upon new technologies and unique network architectures.

Michael was a member of the founding executive management team of Prism Communications, a pioneering competitive local exchange carrier based in New York City. He also directed the Infrastructure Practice at Visual Radio LLC, a NYC-based venture developer which, with its institutional banking, venture capital, and technology vendor partners, incubated 16 advanced communications companies.

In 13 years at Nortel Networks, Michael held positions in operations, business development, and finance. He led an enterprise consulting organization that was formed to manage troubled divisions of Nortel's carrier customers such as ATT, Verizon, and Sprint to profitability.