Founder. CEO. Designer. Visionary. Mentor. Investor. Advisor. Entrepreneur.
Despite everything else he's been in his life, or perhaps because of them, Ed will always be regarded as a classic American entrepreneur. It almost sounds cliché but with Ed, it's true, from immigrant roots to successful CEO, he has clearly understood the risk and reward in building a business, and has seized the opportunity inherent in “doing it yourself.”
Starting as a business owner right from the jump, Ed combined an early love of and skill in design with his natural business drive and founded his first company as a teenager—a design business he operated out of a garage studio. And while Ed has built, acquired, and sold many businesses since then, that very first venture grew and evolved, becoming the foundation of the marketing and communications group that still exists today, some 40 years later, as The Dudnyk Exchange.
Ed's experience is varied and incredibly diverse, and he has served many partners well in his 50 plus years of business life, including those in the human and animal health arenas, financial services, manufacturing, tourism, utility, marketing, packaging, printing, and publishing. Today, Ed serves his client base and his own companies by interacting, advising, investing, researching, networking, and building connections—and encouraging that entrepreneurial streak that resides in all of us.