Ed is the CEO, managing director and co-founder of Intrepid Investment Bankers, Oaklins' member firm in Los Angeles. In addition to firm management responsibilities, Ed’s duties include originating and managing merger and acquisition transactions. In an investment banking career that spans more than three decades, he has led transaction teams in a variety of industry sectors, including consumer, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, industrials and business services.
Prior to co-founding Intrepid, Ed was one of the principal partners who built Barrington Associates, a specialty investment bank, into one of the most respected middle-market M&A advisory firms in the United States. In 2006, Wells Fargo Securities acquired Barrington to serve as the M&A advisory platform of the bank. Before joining Barrington, Ed was vice president at First Global Securities, a regional investment banking firm. He has a BA in Business and Economics from the University of California in Los Angeles and is a FINRA-registered general securities principal and financial principal.