Ed Poff

ed-poffEd Poff has been a part of SIMA® International since 2003.  He served as Executive Director of SI’s 24 practice organization for six years and has flourished in his own SIMA based coaching and consulting practice for the past twelve years.  His practice is focused on identifying and applying the unique abilities and talents of individuals to build and maximize high performing teams, and executive and career coaching.  Ed has closely partnered with JobFitMatters® since 2009 in JFM’s leadership search work with nonprofit and faith-based schools and organizations.

Prior to his practice work, Ed enjoyed 20-years of identifying talent and team building at AT&T. He served in senior management roles, product management, advanced solutions development and was an integral part of building two internet startup companies. Ed participated in AT&T’s two Malcolm Baldridge Quality Awards, and his passion for quality management has grown over the years to include TQM, Lean Enterprise, and Six Sigma certifications.

In addition, Ed has been very active in the communities where he has lived. He has led or served on numerous boards including the New York State Museum, the Hartford Arts Council, three churches, and two private Christian schools. Ed celebrates 33 years of marriage, and he and his wife have four children.

Ed earned a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from James Madison University.

Ed Poff
epoff [at] simainternational [dot] com

What others are saying about Ed:

“One of Ed’s particular skills is his ability to read institutional context and then use this insight to aid in making search processes fit the particular organizational needs well.  Ed doesn’t use a ‘one size fits all’ approach or process.  Ed not only performed our search with diligence and professionalism, he also continued to monitor and support the on-boarding process within the senior leadership team for a successful placement and positive long-term fit. ”  Dr. Erik Hoekstra, President, Dordt College

“My experience with Ed Poff and JobfitMatters far exceeded my hopes and expectations.  Ed walked closely with me through every step of the process, helping me see how God wired me to flourish and discerning with me how the opportunity fit my profile.  Now, two years after my appointment, he remains a valued consultant and personal friend.  Tom Stoner, EdD, Head of School, Westminster Christian Academy

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