Business Development Manager
Ed Manfre brings an innate passion for people and service to his work. As a manager of business development efforts for Senn Delaney's energy practice, Ed places a high priority on a thriving culture as a means for clients to achieve their strategic objectives, and as a distinct competitive advantage in today's challenging, ever-evolving global marketplace. In addition to cultivating deep knowledge of trends and challenges facing senior energy executive leaders, Ed's primary focus is to build bridges in the industry and increase awareness of Senn Delaney's unique capabilities and value proposition. His enthusiasm for culture change is infectious and energizes prospective clients as they discuss culture strategies that enable new learning and insight within their organizations.Ed discusses the power of culture to connect people to new possibilities
In his previous role at Senn Delaney as a client services manager, Ed managed successful initiatives with some of Senn Delaney's longest-standing clients, including Atmos Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, Ameren Corporation, Burger King Corporation, Limited Brands, and The Ohio State University.
Ed began his career in Hollywood as a post-production account manager, guiding studio producers through the finishing process of successful modern films and television. His entrepreneurial nature led Ed to start his own creative services firm. His dynamic copywriting and public-speaking skills served as a foundation for consulting with clients on many subjects ranging from interpersonal communications to grassroots internet activism.
In 2007, Ed was chosen as a National Youth Mentor for the Making It Count program. He traveled across California to offer students of inner-city public and charter schools free workshops on college admissions.
Ed received a Bachelor of Science in communications media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he was selected a National Collegiate Communications Scholar. He is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business focusing on entrepreneurship and leadership.
Ed lives with his wife, Christina, in Long Beach, California. When not traveling or reading personal development and political history, he enjoys learning languages (Japanese is the latest) and spending time with family and friends. Ed speaks German fluently and has lived and worked abroad. A once self-proclaimed Army brat, he is thrilled to call California a place to grow his roots and, most importantly, “home.”