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 25 plus years of providing effective management strategies and scalable solutions through collaboration with C-suite leadership levels across multiple private companies and federal agencies including the Department of Defense; Department of Homeland Security - Immigration Customs Enforcement; Department of Justice - Office of the Federal Detention Trustee, United States Marshals Service; Department of Housing and Urban Development; Department of Veterans Affairs; United States Capitol Police; United States Postal Inspection Service; and the Peace Corps.

Sophia previously served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Marshals Services as a Senior Executive Service (SES) federal government employee.

 

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 service delivery, 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 is certified and provides training in the following areas:

  • Strategic Management Performance System

  • Intercultural Development Inventory

  • Navigating and Executing Leadership

 

Sophia’s Professional Affiliations:​

  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, FITGov Summit

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

  • Member, American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (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