SVP & CIO NAM
Ed Beesley holds the position of SVP & CIO for SGS, the world leader in testing, inspection, certification and verification, an 89,000 person company based out of Geneva Switzerland. Ed is responsible for IT operational and technical delivery for North America and for the global strategy and operations of all PC’s and mobile devices, their software and the vendor relationships. Previously Ed was Senior Vice President for Gartner where he was in charge of Gartner’s entire infrastructure including IT, facilities, real estate, travel, security, purchasing, client care and business operations & services. Ed also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Operations Officer for Escada AG, a Munich based Women's fashion company.
Ed received a bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers University and an MBA in management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has served on the Board of Directors of the NJ chapter of The Society of Information Directors (SIM) as well as the board of two California based private corporations. He has also been a charter member of the New York Electronics Crime Task Force administered by the US Secret Service since 2000.