Executive Biography

Ed Paradise

SVP, Security & Trust Organization

Ed Paradise is Senior Vice President of Engineering for the Security and Trust Organization. He is responsible for the security and trustworthiness of Cisco’s product portfolio. He leads the engineering team that focus on developing trustworthy systems by developing new tools, processes and technologies that further enhance the security of Cisco product portfolios.

Ed joined Cisco in April 1993. He has held various leadership positions in Cisco’s engineering organization including General Manager of the Mobile Wireless Group and General Manager of the IP Communication Business Unit. He also became the RTP Site Executive in 2002 through 2020.

Ed is a Trustee, first appointed by NC Governor Beverly Perdue, reappointed by NC Governor Pat McCrory and reappointed again by NC Governor Roy Cooper, of the Wake Technical Community College. Ed serves on the boards for Triangle Family Services, Bull City Ventures, Shelton Leadership and NC4ME, in addition to the NC4ME Ex Steering Committee. Ed holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hartford.