About the Principal

Ed Kozak, President and Founder of Successful Projects For Leaders Consulting is a certified Project Management Professionalâ„¢ through the Project Management Instituteâ„¢ , the governing body for project managers as well as a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He has over twenty three years of cross-discipline project management experience, mainly in applied research, product development, and systems integration. Thirteen of those twenty three years were as a Defense contractor where eventually he became a program manager of multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts, including one to enhance the manufacturing capabilities of companies in the Defense helicopter engine industry. Ed has worked with all sized-companies, from start-up to those with revenues over $1 billion establishing and providing governance on formalized project management structures for them. Ed also extensive experience rescuing projects (both Gov’t and non-Gov’t) that have had severe schedule, client, or quality issues and turned them around. Not only did he see these to completion, they were completed to each of the respective clients’ satisfaction. Ed holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Business Strategy and has over fourteen years of corporate management experience.