Ed McDermott is the Managing Partner of Spring Tide Partners, a private investment firm which makes concentrated, long term investments in public and private companies across a broad range of industries. Prior to founding Spring Tide Partners, Ed was a co-managing partner of SPO Partners & Co.

Ed has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations including the San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco School Volunteers and the BASIC Fund, an organization providing educational scholarships to students from low-income families.