In addition to managing partner Chris Sugden, the newly restructured Edison firm includes the following other general partners:
Ryan Ziegler leads Edison’s interactive marketing and digital media practice group, and its New York office. He is a director of several New York media and tech companies. He has been with Edison since 2003, and before that was in SEI’s associates program. He has a BS in business administration and a BA in biology from Bucknell University.
Gary Golding directs Edison’s regional investment team in McLean, Virginia. He has 21 years of experience as a venture capitalist, having served on the boards of 21 companies. He joined Edison in 1997, and before that, was the co-founder of the CEO Venture Fund out of Pittsburgh. He has a bachelor’s in management science from Boston College and a master’s in urban and regional planning from the University of Pittsburgh.
Joe Allegra was the CEO of Princeton Softech before joining Edison, leading the company to $40 million in revenue and two mentions on the INC 500 list of fastest-growing companies. He specializes in software for Edison, leading the New Jersey regional investment team. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and computer science from Rutgers and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Michael Kopelman is a former investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston, where he advised retail and consumer products companies in mergers and acquisitions. He launched his own online investment bank in 1999. The bank, called E*OFFERING, was affiliated with E*TRADE. Kopelman has been active in venture capital for more than 12 years. He leads Edison’s investment team in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Kopelman has a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Wharton School.