Ed Zier is a prominent authority on the financial information services industry, as well as recognized for his sales and marketing leadership. As the Chief Operating Officer of Baseline, he helped the entrepreneurial success grow from $3 million to over $50 million in annual revenue in less than ten years. He also jointly led his Baseline colleagues through the rebuilding effort after sustaining complete devastation at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

After leaving Baseline in 2004, he spent many years running his own consultancy to help emerging financial information firms realize their potential. Earlier in his career, Mr. Zier’s pioneering sales efforts with CompuServe forged new and innovative ways for investment bankers to access key data, and won him distinction within the firm by virtue of various sales awards. Mr. Zier earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, and gained his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Today, Ed and his wife live in Naples, Florida.