Ed Driscoll '83
Ed Driscoll is an experienced entrepreneur who has founded a variety of high growth service and infrastructure companies. As co-founder, chairman and CEO of WAM!NET Inc., Driscoll led the company from a two person start-up to a publicly reporting global IT service provider with over $1.5 Billion in contracted revenue. In the process he raised over $1 billion in capital through a range of financial facilities. Today, the company manages the entire network infrastructure for the US Navy and Marine Corps handling all classified and unclassified voice, video and data. In 2007 the company was acquired by Harris Corporation.
Driscoll is currently CEO of Rational BioEnergy, LLC, a management and engineering company focused on developing technology and managing facilities that convert biomass into renewable fuels and chemicals. He is also a principle in Watershed Entertainment, LLC., a financier and producer of entertainment properties.
Prior to WAM!NET, Driscoll founded and served as president of Cybernet Systems, a systems integration company for the film and graphics media industries. Before Cybernet, he was general manager of Roland Marketing, Inc., a produce marketing, packaging and growers agent company. In 1984 Driscoll co-founded Eagle Mountain Films, a producer of entertainment media. He has since acted as Executive Producer for several film projects including A Sense Of Tradition For The Second Century, Yonnondio and Sweet Land.
He serves on the boards of AVC, a network of medical clinics, the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship at St. John's University. Previously Driscoll served on the board of the Center for Graphic Communications Management and Technology at New York University. He was selected as Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2000.
Driscoll holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. John's University. A native Minnesotan, he and his wife Michele live in Chaska Minnesota with their two small boys.