Edward G. Perkins received the BSEE and MSCS degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and the MS ECE degree (2004) from Portland State University.

Ed currently consults in IT Governance, enterprise risk management and risk auditing; process automation; and technology documentation and holds a Certified Internal Auditor designation. He has over 30 years industry experience, in electronic design automation, program and project management, mixed-signal test development, design services management, chip architecture development, software development, and real time systems programming. He has worked as design services manager for a telecom start-up, as a program manager in the Virtual Test Division of IMS in Beaverton, Oregon, and 16 years at Digital Equipment Corporation, 10 years in the central engineering CAD department where he was responsible for management of CAE services and support to engineering groups worldwide and before that as principal software engineer in real-time operating systems.