Ed Loftus

Vice President, Sales & Marketing Operations

Ed brings over 15 years of management experience from a diverse range of software organizations and startups.  As Vice President of Sales Operations, Ed will use his years of experience evaluating M&A transactions with the Black Duck Suite to develop Black Duck’s sales team, providing the organization with strategic management and oversight for the short and long term success of our expanding sales team.

Prior to Black Duck, Ed served as Senior Director of Strategic Development in M&A and Investments at Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS), the leader in mobile workspaces, providing virtualization, networking, and cloud services to over 330,000 organizations worldwide. In this role, Ed was responsible for the due diligence and integration in twenty M&A transactions, the management of a $50M investment portfolio with over 30 investments. Before Reflectent Software was acquired by Citrix in 2006, Ed served as Vice President of Finance and was responsible for finance, sales operations, and legal.  In addition to a successful career at Citrix, Ed also held management positions at Greylock Partners, a leading Silicon Valley focused venture capital firm and Wildfire Communications, a speech recognition software developer which was acquired by Orange PLC in 2001.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree from Fitchburg State College with a focus on accounting.