Ed Pendergast is the Founder and President of Pendergast & Company LLC. He works with a broad range of companies in industries as diverse as materials, restaurants, professional services and medical devices. While his primary background is finance, he advises companies on team building, strategy and corporate governance. He serves as a Director on numerous Boards and has been CEO for a number of companies.
Prior to Pendergast & Company LLC, Ed was National Director of Planning for a national CPA firm, Chairman of a regional accounting firm and founder of another regional accounting firm. He has also served as an arbitrator and mediator helping to resolve commercial disputes
Ed holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree from Bentley University and is a graduate of the Owner President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School. He has held a number of credentials as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accredited Business Valuator (ABV) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). He is a recipient of the Certificate of Director Education from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and serves on the faculty of NACD’s Board Advisory Services helping to educate boards and evaluate the Board’s effectiveness.
He is a Past President of the New England Chapter of NACD, the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). Ed sits on the board of many community organizations including the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (former Vice Chair), and the Old North Foundation. Ed was Chair of Crittenton when it merged with the Women’s Union and served on the combined Board for 4 years after the merger. He also is a Member of the Legal Fee Arbitration Board of the Massachusetts Bar Association.