Part-Time Faculty, Management
Edward Ferris specializes in organizational strategy and global talent management; he is skilled at building high performance global organizations. Prior to forming Charlesmore Partners International – a Philadelphia-based management consulting firm specializing in Organizational Strategy - he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate and Organization Development at Del Global Technologies Corp., a world leader in radiographic/portable imaging systems and high voltage power conversion technology based in Valhalla, NY. Previously Ferris held executive Human Resources positions at ABB, General Signal Corporation and British Telecom with responsibilities spanning some 44 countries on six continents. Ferris has led high-return organizational change initiatives, guided businesses through merger, acquisition and culture shift and established innovative and enduring talent management practices that shaped competitive advantage and enabled business improvement. Accomplishments include helping implement high value business strategies globally, successfully devising new approaches to business practice, creating high performing global organizations, re-designing major organizational systems and transforming leadership practices.Ferris graduated from Manchester University in England, and holds two postgraduate diplomas in human resource management. He is also a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in London, England. A frequent speaker and writer on global business and organizational strategy, his work has been featured in a number of textbooks, journals and magazines. He is a co-author of a recent Conference Board report on CEO Succession Planning and Corporate Governance, a member of The Conference Board’s Expert Committee on Shareholder Activism and a past member of Work in America Institute’s Advisory Board. Ferris teaches graduate-level courses in Globality, Global Human Resources and Organizational Strategy at Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York City. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters.