Ed Basart

Senior Fellow, Cofounder

Ed Basart co-founded ShoreTel in 1996. He is responsible for the long-range direction of ShoreTel's product research and development. In addition to ShoreTel, Ed also co-founded two other prominent companies: Network Computing Devices, where he was vice president of engineering, and Ridge Computers, where he served as vice president of software. He began his career as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard.

Basart, an Iowa native, holds a Bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He and his son, Eric, are avid bike riders who have taken their shared passion throughout many parts of the world.