FOUNDER'S CORNER

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SOPHIA EDWARDS

Founder and CEO

Sophia Edwards is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for SharpEDG, LLC.  She is a Senior Business Executive with twenty-five years of experience serving in both the public and private industries.  Sophia formally served as the Chief of Staff to the Director of the United States Marshals Service as a member of the senior executive service.

 

Sophia has demonstrated success in providing management consulting services and guidance to C-level executives within various private and federal organizations to include the  Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Marshals Service  (USMS), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Peace Corps. 

 

Sophia utilizes her past performance to ensure SharpEDG delivers the ability to drive change and improve overall performance at the enterprise and program levels: 

  • Comprehensive accomplishments leading management consulting, technology business management and governance, financial market  analysis and cross-functional teams to ensure success and achieve goals. Strong capital and budget planning, information technology,  strategic development, organizational risk management, policy and project management acumen.

  • Recognized for maximizing performance by implementing appropriate optimization strategies through analysis of details to gain understanding of the competitive position, emerging issues, trends and relationships.

  • Experienced in advancing the mission and priorities of agencies/companies through strategic planning, project/program management, business process reengineering, regulatory compliance, and collaboration and support services.

  • Experienced in providing program improvements through performance monitoring linked to an agency’s/company’s critical mission, leadership vision, and multi-disciplined strategic goals.

 

Sophia’s Professional Affiliations:​

  • Strategic Advisor, Government Technology and  Services Coalition (GTSC)

  • Member, American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT - IAC)

  • Advisor for Homeland Security/Law Enforcement Community of Interest (ACT - IAC)

  • Member, Project Management Institute (PMI), Washington, D.C. Chapter

  • Member, Women in Homeland Security (WHS)

  • Member, Security Industry Association (SIA)

  • Member, Women in Security (SIA)

  • Member, Women’s Chamber of Commerce