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Fast Eddie

September 23, 2014

EdWhen he worked for me, one of the first things Ed Rosenberg said was something about my ignorance regarding workforce management. “Stupid” might have been the operative word. He was right, of course, but that was back in the Spring of 2000. Since then I learned, and we accomplished a great deal, including locking ourselves in a conference room to bang out an early Kronos quoting tool for selling a complete “solution” of Workforce Central products and services into the small to mid-sized (SMB) market. That was a steel cage match for the ages, but both of us emerged alive, and the tool and the program it supported (Kronos Essentials) generated over $236 million dollars before I stopped keeping track in 2012. Ed’s quoting tool made it easy for our Sales team to scope and quote a high volume of deals, and his bulldog work ethic made it happen literally overnight. Oh, and he scored me KISS / Aerosmith tickets at the outdoor Great Woods theater in 2005. For that I’m forever indebted. We did some good work and have kept in touch since Eddie retired.

This morning we received an email from him.

“Folks, my wife of 46 years lost her battle with cancer and passed away early this morning. I haven’t made any arrangements yet but will let you know when I do.”

Ed was a big part of my early years with Kronos, and an example of the kind of people who have made this place great.

My thoughts are with him this morning.

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