EDWARD J. SYMS
As the founder, CEO and President of Syms Strategic Group, LLC, (SSG) Ed Syms brings an exceptional level of knowledge and experience as a “hands-on” executive with over 30 years of leadership experience in Program Management, Human Resources, Federal Acquisitions, and Military and Federal Agency Operations.
Ed is retired from the U.S. Air Force, serving 22 years on Active Duty and is a Service Disabled Veteran. Additional professional experience includes serving as an Executive with Favor TechConsulting and Apex Data Solutions, IT Director (GS-15) for over 10 years in the Department of Veterans Affairs, civilian employee with the Department of the Army, and with the former Dictaphone Corporation (now Nuance).
Ed earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Liberty University. He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and previously held the prestigious Senior/Expert level Program Management (FAC) certification from the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI). Ed has also earned hundreds of military and civil awards including the 2017, 2018 and 2019 FedHealthIT 100 award, recognizing individuals leading change and advancement in Federal Health Information Technology.