Edward A. Cespedes has served as the president of theglobe.com since June 2002 and as a director of theglobe.com since 1997. In 2002, he co-launched its subsidiary, Voiceglo, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications company, and currently serves as its president.
Mr. Cespedes is also the president of E&C Capital Partners, a privately held investment company. He also previously served as the vice chairman of Prime Ventures, LLC, from 2000-02. From 2000-01, Mr. Cespedes served as the President of the Dr. Koop Lifecare Corporation and was a member of the Company's board of Directors.
From 1996-2000, Mr. Cespedes was a Managing Director of Dancing Bear Investments where he had primary responsibility for all mergers, acquisitions, and capital markets activities for Dancing Bear and its portfolio companies. Prior to joining Dancing Bear Investments, Mr. Cespedes was the director of corporate finance for Alamo Rent-A-Car. In the late 1980’s and early ‘90’s, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan and Company, where he focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions.
In his capacity as a venture capitalist, Mr. Cespedes has served as a member of the board of directors of various portfolio companies. He is also the founder of the Columbia University Hamilton Associates, a foundation for university academic endowments. In 1988, Mr. Cespedes received a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Columbia University.