About Us

Leading Expert in Real-Time Operations

Visualization Pioneer to Digital Accelerator

Edge Technologies began in 1993 as a technology and professional services firm specializing in command and control systems for network operation environments. Bringing all the tools under a single pane of glass, Edge Technologies earned two important patents. One patent for the manner in which multiple systems could be consolidated and the second patent for secure proxy capabilities to ease the burdens of technicians logging into multiple systems.

These efforts attracted a global customer base of service providers, enterprise customers, and government teams that rely on Edge Technology for mission-critical operations every hour of every day. Starting with AppBoard and enPortal, all capabilities have been combined under the companies current software.

edgeCore has been modernized for scale, cloud-friendly use, and has grown extensively in capabilities that enable and the adoption and use of digital tools for intelligence and automation.

Beyond its founders, the next era is led by a team that is both familiar with Edge Technologies use cases and its important future in the next wave of helping its customers to accelerate digital differently.

Management Team

James (Jim) Barrett
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Jim is responsible for setting strategic direction for the company and overseeing the successful attainment of its short and long-term goals.

As a seasoned corporate leader, Jim has over 20 years of leadership experience in multiple areas within IT software and services organizations. As a founder of Softential, Jim built an extremely successful systems integration organization with a network of more than 12,500 associates across 38 global locations which was eventually acquired by Cyient in 2014. While at Eltrax, Jim grew sales from $0 to $40M and was a key member of the management team that orchestrated and negotiated a acquisition by Verso Technologies.

Jim earned his BS in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife and three children.

Jacques Jarman
Chief Revenue Officer

Jacques is responsible for all aspects of revenue and account growth through sales, business development, and channel management.

With over 20 years of sales leadership with high growth software companies, Jacques has extensive experience in multiple verticals overseeing explosive growing revenue and managed teams as large as 80 people. At Regent Education, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of financial aid management solutions to the post secondary education market SaaS sales grew from $400K to over $10M annually. Prior to Regent, he spent 3 years at JackBe Corporation, a “big data” pioneer, that provided SaaS solutions and services to some of the largest public and private global institutions and 9 years at OPNET Technologies, Inc. (OPNT), where he managed North American sales and was part of the management team that drove revenue growth from $9M to over $100M.

Jacques earned his BS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. He lives in Germantown, MD with his wife and two children.

John Palmer
VP, Customer Success

John is responsible for professional services revenue and Customer Success Program (consulting, engineering, support and training).

Over 20 years of experience in account management and program leadership. Senior Manager for Deloitte Consulting supported US Government organizations. At Cyient, John ran program management for clients using Edge Technologies legacy systems. Prior work at Compuware and AMDOCS created deep roots in supporting customers of both technology and services.

John earned his BS Business Administration, Bowling Green State Univ.

Destin Valine
Chief Technology Officer

Destin oversees the implementation and development of Edge’s product and service strategies (DevOps/CICD/Agile).

Over 20 years of experience in multiple methods for software engineering and network operations of mission critical systems. In support of clients at NCR, Destin supported the extreme challenges and margins of a global retailer. He opened eastern European development centers. At Cotere, Destin served in CTO role to major firms through their IT outsourcing contracts.

Destin earned his JD at George Mason, with a BS in Computer Science at University of Virginia.

Scott Lesley
VP, Customer Solutions

Scott is responsible for providing strategic input to all aspects of the business and aligning tactical direction for the company for real customer needs with a focus on new logo capture.

Organic growth and consistent skill development over 15 years provide Scott with insight from the executive office to entry level operations. Scott started off in IT working in a tech support call center, progressed to founding the first network security and abuse department for NuVox (now Windstream), then moved into service delivery, consulting, and managing for Softential where he led global teams and was identified as key personnel in the Softential acquisition by Cyient before eventually moving to Edge.

Scott earned his Associates Degree from Full Sail University, attended Gardner-Webb University, and earned a variety of IT certifications.

Nick Brigman
VP, Products

Nick is responsible for product management and the partner program.

With over 30 years of experience in enterprise software and services product marketing, Nick has led the introduction of “first of a kind” products and transformation portfolios in both technology and services. At CompuCom, initiated Digital Transformation practice and created Managed Service Platform that included Edge Technologies that secured market leader positions in analysts reviews. At RedSiren, led fledgling managed security service offering that was acquired by Getronics. Beyond technology and services, Nick ran operations teams for level 2 tech support and NOC at US insurer.

Nick attended Computer Science programs at CSU, Northridge and earned multiple sales, technology, and ITSM certifications. He lives in Chantilly, Virginia with his wife.