Eddie’s first introduction to the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) was in 2004, when he joined the team as an intern. At the time, he felt a strong connection to the organization and was especially drawn to their mission, which, along with his pursuit of a better fit and more challenging professional role, led him to return in May of 2007 as their Manager of Sales and Business Development. Today, Eddie serves as WTCI’s Vice President of Operations and is responsible for annual budgets and financial forecasts, strategy, product development, and human resources. He also assists in managing WTCI’s Board of Directors, comprised of 40 regional business leaders.
Eddie’s diverse background and international knowledge have helped contribute to the success of many of WTCI’s programs and services. A native speaker of Portuguese and English, and fluent in Spanish, Eddie’s linguistic abilities lend themselves to the needs and demands of the international community, enabling him to offer something more to WTCI clients.
Prior to WTCI, Eddie worked with TESSCO Technologies Inc., a leading global supplier of wireless communications products. In addition to his experience in the corporate world, Eddie has played a central role in contributing to the development of the non-governmental organization Gems of the Earth, which promotes both social and economic development in the rural communities of Brazil by making modern technology accessible to all who seek it.
Eddie earned his BS degree in International Business from Towson University and is currently pursuing his MBA at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Eddie has also studied culinary arts at L’Academie de Cusine in Washington DC.
Born in Brazil, Eddie has lived in Argentina and traveled to over 20 countries. He is also an All-American Soccer Player. Throughout his career, Eddie has sought out opportunities to make a greater impact in the community and the world. When he’s not at work, Eddie loves to spend time with his wife, family, and friends. He also loves to cook and makes a mean paella! Most of his favorite things happen outside: running, hiking, sailing, and visiting as many US National Parks as possible.