Ed brings you his experience of leading organizations back into profitability. 


Edward I. Farley, Jr.

Founder and Managing Partner, Ed Farley & Associates

Formerly of Unisource Worldwide, Inc., as President Specialty Business Group, Ed Farley formed EFA to leverage the P&L lessons he’s learned over the past 40 years.

Ed understands that financial and performance metrics are essential to monitor and manage the health of any corporate entity. And that there are often underlying factors of these metrics that need to be aggregated and crystalized. He knows that being armed with the facts enables the decision-maker to internalize the belief that each market stakeholder (supplier, customer and employee) has a satisfaction vote with each and every transaction. Identifying, analyzing and correcting any deficiency with these market interfaces is the essence of what EFA is all about.


During his tenure with Unisource Worldwide, the Federal Government and other fortune 500 companies Ed achieved remarkable success by leveraging his marketing, sales, business and marketing sales and distribution strategies.

He demonstrated expertise in North American P&L, finance, strategic planning, business start-up and dissolution, turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions.

As President Specialty Business Group at Unisource, with accountability for $260MM in revenue, he oversaw growth of 22%. Initially, Ed joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications, where he rebranded Unisource Worldwide as a “global solution provider” and raised the level of external recognition of their Paper, Packaging and Facilities Supply businesses.

EFA Organizational Structure

EFA is organized with Senior Associates who have joined Ed in co-founding the firm. These Senior Associates cover the breadth of the EFA offering which is why they were carefully selected to bring their unique and very focused contribution. The depth and breadth of the firm’s Associates is appropriate to the anticipated needs in the areas of market research, branding, communications, marketing, sales, quality and training.