National Deputy Director for
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Babson College
Edward Byrne is the National Deputy Director for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Babson College where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the program nationally. In his role, he is responsible for the alumni program, measurement and evaluation, and oversees the delivery of the program across sixteen sites. Ed joined the program in 2016 as the Alumni Manager for the national blended cohorts at Babson and later became the National Alumni Director overseeing the programming for the then over 7,000 alumni of 10,000 Small Businesses across all 50 states and U.S. territories. The son of two small-businesses owners, he grew up working in his parents’ businesses learning first-hand the challenges and opportunities faced by small business owners in a competitive economy. Before joining the program, Ed spent 10 years in K-12 education: as a high school social studies teacher, an administrator for diversity, equity and inclusion programs, and as a policy advisor in local and state government. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard University, a master’s degree in public policy from Simmons College, and is a candidate for the MBA at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.