Ed has over 30 years of leadership and analytical experience at Fortune 200 companies and is a retired Naval Officer and Naval Aviator. As a pilot in the C-2A Greyhound, Ed had over 700 aircraft carrier landings and helped develop the special operations parpadrop capabilities of the C-2A.

As a business executive, Ed has led multimillion-dollar product lines and implemented large
process and infrastructure changes. The culminating effort was in leading the program where
Capital One built coffee houses (Capital One Cafés) across the country instead of traditional

In 2007, Ed was mobilized by the US Navy and sent to Baghdad, Iraq where, as CDR Ed Cook, he
worked in the Green Zone on the Commanding General’s Staff, at the time Gen. David Petraeus.
Ed worked extensively on employment initiatives for the people of Iraq bridging across the US
military, the US Embassy, and the Government of Iraq. For his efforts, Ed was awarded the Bronze Star.

Today, Ed is the co-founder of The Change Decision LLC, a change and culture consultancy focused on growing Joy at Work. Ed has a BS in Aerospace Engineering, an MBA, and holds a Ph.D. in Systems Modeling and Analysis. He brings his expertise in Decision Analytics to the work of The Change Decision. Ed also employs his analytics expertise as a Visiting Professor at the University of Richmond in both the undergraduate and MBA programs.