Edward R. Boyd has owned childcare facilities, taught in public and charter schools and served in the non-profit sector primarily working with urban adolescents, focusing on national and neighborhood gang prevention, intervention and sustaining. Ed co-founded the Durham H.A.W.K.S. (Helping All Willing Kids Succeed). While remaining very active mentoring entrepreneurs and serving on for and non-profit boards and volunteering with organizations dedicated to lowering the prison recidivism rate, increasing minority representation in STEM fields, and addressing the generational wealth gap, he serves as Chief Strategy Officer of iNvictus Group Holdings, LLC. iGH is an investment group he co-founded to address the inequities that adversely affect low resource communities and minority populations, using entrepreneurship and education as vehicles of change. Ed also serves as board chair of iNvictus Forward Outreach, the 501(c)3 federally tax-exempt non-profit arm of the iNvictus brand and founded the iNvictus EMERGE program (Entrepreneurship, Mentoring, Economic Development, Research, Growth in Business(es) and Education). He recently began serving as a member of the second cohort of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s Community Leadership Council.