Edwin Rankin

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Ed Rankin
Ed is a recognized expert in people management, process and technology. With more than twenty five years in human resource management, Ed has helped numerous organizations and major corporations improve their people processes and systems. He has designed and implemented corporate restructuring programs, including large-scale recruiting, organizational assessments, and redeployment of thousands of employees.

Ed has extensive experience coaching executives from multiple industries for personal performance enhancement and career transition.

Ed was the founder and CEO of PeopleSolutions, a human resource management services company, where he led the business through a decade of incredible growth. PeopleSolutions was named to the Dallas Business Journal’s Pacesetter list of fast-growth companies in 1997 and 1998. In 1998, the company was recognized as a Dallas 100 company by Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. The company was named to the prestigious Inc. 500 in 1999. In 2001, The National Association of Small Business Investment Companies recognized PeopleSolutions as its Portfolio Company of the Year.

Ed’s clients have included such leading organizations as EDS, Texas Instruments, Blockbuster, Dow Brands, Sevin Rosen, Price Waterhouse, Perot Systems, Nokia, National Semiconductor, SGS-Thomson, Frito-Lay, Pepsico, Sysco Foods, Compucom, Accenture and KPMG, as well as many venture-funded early-stage companies. Ed has extensive experience in human resource management cost reduction, process improvement, acquisition integrations, best practices benchmarking and human resource management.

Ed holds a BS in Psychology and an MS in Industrial Relations. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and has additional graduate training and certifications in cognitive and personality assessment. He is a graduate of Fielding Graduate University's Evidence Based Coaching Program and is a member of the International Coach Federation.   Ed is completing his PhD in Human Development at Fielding, anticipating a 2012 completion date.  He has been a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Ed is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and is a member of TheDallasAssembly. He currently serves as a Director of the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. Ed is a Renaissance Weekend participant, and is a member of both the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth.

Ed can be reached at ed.rankin@edwinrankin.com or at (214) 803-6526