– Malcolm Forbes
Ed Kless joined Sage in July of 2003 and is currently the senior director of partner development and strategy for Sage Business Solutions in North America. He is the co-host with Ron Baker of the Voice America Business Channel's The Soul of Enterprise. Prior to joining Sage Software, Ed worked with Tipping Point Advisors, an organization dedicated to the growth and development of software implementation companies. Before that, he co-founded Third Wave Business Systems, a Microsoft Business Solutions Partner, in 1996, which grew to 20 team members and 5 million in revenue. At Third Wave, Ed developed the implementation methodology and managed the front and back office consulting teams. Ed is senior fellow at the VeraSage Institute, a think tank dedicated to the elimination of the billable hour in all professional organization. He is a frequent contributor to industry publications and has spoken at many conferences worldwide.