Edmund was born in Silicon Valley, California, around the fast-developing IT industry of the 1980s and 1990s. His technological interest in x86 PCs was sparked from his first home computer; a Commodore 64, which he still keeps at home.
Edmund received a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and started his work experience in the IT industry during the ‘dot.com’ boom. He then worked at Hewlett Packard, and other dot.com companies, before progressing to work at the headquarters of SRI International in Menlo Park, California.
In 2006, Edmund transferred his skills to the finance industry by relocating to Japan to work for Merrill Lynch. He went on to work as a project manager at Nikko Citi, Barclay’s Capital, and Morgan Stanley before founding ITCS Japan with regional partners in 2008. Edmund then expanded the business, leveraging his hands-on experience in investment banking IT to develop managed service solutions for finance clients.
Edmund left ITCS Japan to found Ahead Consulting K.K. along with co-founder Sarrin Kanemitsu in Japan in 2014, focusing on providing consulting and full-scale managed services to Fortune 500 companies. Additional regional offices and group companies were subsequently founded to support the growing need for IT consulting and managed services across the APAC region. Edmund, the regional Director and CEO of Ahead Group, works closely with local Directors to maintain a unified quality of service output to all of our clients, and prides himself on high ethical principles as well as accurate and efficient work.