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Ed Naef

Partner at CMA Strategy Consulting


Ed has a 20 year track record leading strategy and management consulting projects in the converged communications, technology, and digital media industries.  Ed works with technology companies, service providers, investors, regulators and industry stakeholders to assess markets, develop growth strategies and drive operational improvements. CMA works with enterprises and service providers to identify new applications for wireless and M2M technologies and to build the business cases for their deployment.

Prior to joining CMA, Ed led the North American Strategy practice at Cartesian and before that was a Vice President at CSMG where he led strategy and management consulting projects in the communications and technology sectors. Ed started his career working in Europe in quantitative market research and has worked on projects evaluating growth opportunities and investments in markets around the world. Ed has spoken at multiple industry conferences on 5G service evolution, M2M and enterprise vertical IT strategies and has been quoted in financial publications such as Fortune and Ars Technica. Ed graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics from Bates College and hails originally from California.