Ed Poppell serves as a Strategic Advisor to Signet Real Estate Group where he provides strategic planning and problem-solving support to the organization. Prior to joining Signet, Ed was the VP of Business Affairs and the University of Florida’s Economic Development Director for Innovation Square. Ed was responsible for the planning and development of Innovation Square at the University of Florida, a 40-acre, 5.5 million square-foot community project. Ed also served as the Chief Business Officer of the University, with an operating budget of $2.8 billion, and was responsible for the leadership and management of Business Affairs, consisting of 1,500 employees and 9 divisions.
Ed graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration from The University of Florida.