Ed “Skip” McLaughlin – Ed is the founder of four businesses. Ed bootstrapped USI Companies and grew it into an Inc. 500 company and was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young. In 2005, he sold USI to Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company. Ed then became CEO of JCI's Global Workplace Business for the Americas. Ed is currently running his fourth company, Blue Sunsets LLC, investing in startups and real estate. He has a BA from the College of the Holy Cross. Active in philanthropy, Ed lives with his wife in Connecticut and has three adult children.