WhiteHatWiki is led by Ed Sussman. His background is as a journalist, lawyer, academic and technology entrepreneur. He began his career as a journalist, including early stints at the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.
Ed graduated first in his class from Duke Law School and was a law review editor for the Duke Law Journal. He has published law review articles in the Duke Law Journal and the Texas Law Review. After law school, Ed was a staff member at the official legal think tank of the U.S. judiciary, the Federal Judicial Center, where he did academic research and writing. Ed also served as the law clerk to two federal judges.
He was the Executive Editor at Inc. magazine, after serving as a senior editor at Worth Magazine and P.O.V. Magazine. He later became the Senior VP, then Executive VP at Mansueto Ventures, then a $70m holding company for the Inc. and Fast Company brands, where he supervised digital, events, conferences licensing and business development. He ran editorial, sales, marketing and tech for Inc.com and FastCompany.com as president of Mansueto Digital. Previously he was Managing Director for Business Websites at Gruner + Jahr USA, a large magazine company owned by Bertelsmann.
Ed co-founded Buzzr.com and serves as its CEO. Buzzr does content marketing and media projects, such as creating and running media and video websites with top journalists, social media and paid media professionals . Buzzr’s roots are in creating complex websites with open source Content Management Systems. WhiteHatWiki is part of the Buzzr family.
He writes on a wide-range of topics for Wikipedia, employing the same research and rigor to Wikipedia articles as he did as an academic, lawyer and journalist. He has attracted a client base that includes many leading Fortune 500 companies, especially in the technology sector. He is often called upon in “crisis management” situations where inaccurate or misleading information has been placed in a Wikipedia article, potentially creating severe business problems for its subject.