Ed Sappin currently serves as the CFO of Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW). Over the years he has worked for and with start-ups, growth-stage enterprises, private equity funds, and Fortune 50 corporations. Ed has played a key part in over 60 investments, projects, and transactions in the US, Asia, and other global markets.
With a commitment to meeting a global need for a cleaner source for methanol production, Northwest Innovation Works is developing low carbon gas-to-methanol manufacturing facilities in Washington and Oregon. Ed focuses on business development and capital markets, working with financing partners and other key stakeholders.
Ed Sappin is also the founder of Sappin Global Strategies (SGS), an investor and advisor in Brooklyn, New York, focused on the development of technology, energy and healthcare companies targeting global markets. He has held significant roles working with companies and projects on deals in excess of $5 billion. Ed is a prolific writer and CNBC, the Washington Post, Wired, and Roll Call have featured his pieces on business strategy, innovation, foreign affairs, and philanthropy.
While Ed dedicates most of his time to family and work, he is passionate about community and philanthropic interests. He is involved with the Aspen Institute, where he is a member of the Society of Fellows Vanguard Chapter. He is also affiliated with the Rubin Museum as part of their Visionary Circle. In addition, Ed is an active member of SAIS and Wharton alumni groups.
Ed Sappin received his Master of Arts in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, authoring numerous research papers on strategy, China policy and financial markets. He also attended the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Economics.