Reid Eddison’s founding partners have decades of industry experience, and each brings a unique combination of skills and knowledge.
Peter Eddison co-founded Reid Eddison in 1997 after spending 25 years in the technology industry. A co-founder of both Cybus Systems and Mobius Software Limited, Peter was later Vice-President Engineering Commercial Systems Division, at NABU Manufacturing, where he managed a large multi-disciplinary hardware and software development team.
In 1983, Peter co-founded Fulcrum Technologies, serving first as Vice President of Marketing and then as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Growing to be the acknowledged leader in the full-text information retrieval software market, Fulcrum was acquired by PCDOCS/Hummingbird in 1997.
From 2001–2006 Peter was on extended assignment as President and CEO of AutoSkill International Inc, a developer of literacy intervention software for the K–12 market.
He also collaborated closely with former Reid Eddison partner Wendy Kennedy to develop “So What? Who Cares? Why You?®”, a methodology to help scientists and engineers discover and realize the commercial potential of their ideas.
Peter was a founding board member of the Algonquin College Technology Marketing Program and of Zone5ive, the technology marketing forum of OCRI, and has served on the boards of several Ottawa-area technology companies. He is currently the National Program Director for the Nicol Entrepreneurial Awards, and on the Board of Advisors of the Nicol Institute of Entrepreneurship at Carleton University.
Peter graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in economics and mathematics. He was the first winner of the Lovelace Prize in Computer Science and also received a Queen’s Tricolour Award.