As vice president of Product, Ed Pederson leads a team of product developers and managers across the Kelly® enterprise. Together these teams create net new business solutions, launch them into the marketplace, and grow them into competitive powerhouses. He and his team are responsible for designing Kelly’s master product strategy, which allows both Kelly and its clients to prepare for what’s next in the future of work.
Ed’s career has spanned the globe, driving outstanding business results across four continents. He is a subject matter expert in product development, design thinking, operational execution, strategic sourcing, operational procurement, and Lean Six Sigma processes—a breadth of knowledge that enables him to efficiently and effectively develop new product solutions. Ed previously worked at John Deere for 17 years, where he first came to know Kelly as a strategic partner supplier.
Based in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Ed earned a bachelor’s degree in Supply Management from Western Michigan University, an MBA from Duke University, and an Executive Certification for Design Thinking from MIT.