Major General (Ret) Ed Wilson

Major General (Ret) Ed Wilson recently retired from nearly four decades of government service  and founded Pinnacle Strategic Consulting, LLC, which is focused on consulting, board service  and public speaking in areas related to cyber, space and intelligence. 

He served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and as a senior government political appointee in  the Department of Defense. General Wilson commanded at all levels from squadron to  Numbered Air Force during his three-plus decades in the military putting him at the forefront of  cyber and space operations. He then served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for  Cyber Policy supporting the Secretary of Defense and other senior government leaders with  policies, strategies and plans to guide DoD’s operations in cyberspace. 

General Wilson graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Electrical  Engineering, and earned a M.S. in electrical/computer engineering from Northeastern University,  and a M.A. in airpower art and science from the Air Force’s School of Advanced Airpower  Studies. 

Ed has been married to Lisa for 34 years, they have two grown children. 

Our Team

Collectively, the Shift5 team includes leading cybersecurity experts, accomplished analysts and developers, military and government backgrounds, authors, pattern-makers, and more. There’s a lot that makes us unique, but together, we’re united around the shared vision of solving the most pressing cybersecurity issues for trains, planes, and tanks and like to have fun doing it.

Josh Lospinoso

CEO & Co-founder


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Chief Growth Officer & Co-founder


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Chief Product Officer

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Chief Revenue Officer

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