As chairman and CEO, Ned brings more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and executive management experience to Clutch. He is known for an open and transparent leadership style with extensive experience in building high growth teams that execute on all facets of the business. Ned brings deep strategic, operational and financial skills to the team
Ned has been a life long entrepreneur and has had an impressive record of success in a wide array of sectors including information technology, healthcare, real estate and the distribution industries. Most recently, he was the co-founder, chairman and CEO at Portico Systems, providing enterprise software solutions into the healthcare payer market.
Ned earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Villanova University, where he currently serves as an advisory council member to its Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship ("ICE" Center), which helps instill the entrepreneurial spirit in students across all the institution's colleges and is part of the Villanova School of Business. Ned also was the past chairman of the board of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, where he still serves as a member of the board and the chairman of the Robert Hamilton Endowment Fund. Ned has been recognized by the Eastern Technology Council as the 2008 Technology CEO of the Year, was a recipient of the 2007 Philadelphia Business Journal Forty Under Forty award, and was also named a finalist in the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greater Philadelphia.