Ed Straw is the Founder and Managing Director of Osprey Venture Partners—a firm that mentors young entrepreneurs seeking investment capital and assistance with business development. He is the former President, Global Operations of The Estée Lauder Companies, former SVP, Global Operations of the Compaq Computer Corporation, and former President of Ryder Integrated Logistics. Prior to joining the private sector, he had a distinguished 30-year career in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a three-star admiral. During his military service, Vice Admiral Straw was Chief Executive Officer of the Defense Logistics Agency, the largest military logistics command supporting the American armed forces. Admiral Straw holds an MBA from The George Washington University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Annapolis, and is a graduate of the National War College. He currently is a member of the prestigious Defense Science Board, Chairman of Odyssey Logistics and sits on the boards of: Performance Equity Management, Helius Medical Technologies and Capital Teas. He is a former board member of Eddie Bauer, MeadWestvaco, Ply Gem Industries, and Panther Expedited Services.