Ed Paradise

Cisco RTP Site Executive and Vice President of Engineering

Ed Paradise is Vice President of Engineering for the Security and Trust Organization. He is also the Site Executive for Cisco’s Research Triangle Park Site. As Vice President of Engineering for the Security & Trust Organization, Mr. Paradise leads the engineering and product marketing teams that focus on developing trustworthy systems by developing new tools, processes and technologies that further enhance the security of Cisco product portfolios. This includes work with all engineering groups to ensure secure development processes, compliance to security standards and implementing security modules and technologies to minimize threat within Cisco’s products.

Mr. Paradise joined Cisco in April 1993 as an Engineering Manager for CIP technology. He has held various leadership positions in Cisco’s engineering organization including Vice President / General Manager of the Mobile Wireless Group and Vice President / General Manager of the IP Communication Business Unit. In July 2008, he was appointed Vice President for Quality and Site Executive for Cisco's North American Connected Sites. In September 2009 he also assumed the position of VP of Development for GGSG. In July 2011, he took on the role of RTP Site Executive, a position he held previously from 2002 to 2009.

Ed is a Trustee, first appointed by NC Governor Beverly Perdue and then reappointed by NC Governor Pat McCrory, of the Wake Technical Community College. Ed serves on the Boards of Directors of Made in Durham, the Advisory Board of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County and Triangle Family Services, and is the past chair of the Regional Transportation Alliance. Mr. Paradise holds a Master’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hartford.

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