Leadership Team

Deep industry experience and leading edge management techniques characterize this strong management team.

There is also a strong commitment to making FirstPass Engineering a great place to work – and it is.

Ed Lord

Chief Executive Officer

Ed has over 30 years of experience in semiconductor, electronic and mechanical design automation, focusing on managing critical customer engagements within a highly complex and competitive arena. Ed has many sustaining successful relationships with strategic partners and customers. Ed’s sector knowledge includes aerospace and defense, semiconductor and electronics, engineering and technology, automotive, transportation, heavy equipment, industrial automation, telecommunications, medical, commercial aerospace, and consumer electronics. He has been responsible for managing sales organizations that meet the evolution of demands in today’s changing market and recognized as a leading global distribution partner. Ed joined FirstPass Engineering in December 2020 as their Chief Executive Officer. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Commerce from Arizona State University.

Brad Bailey

Vice President of Engineering

Brad has been actively engaged with IC development for more than 35 years, during which he has been extensively involved in a wide range of the ASIC/FPGA development programs. Brad’s product sector experience includes high reliability space and defense, industrial automation, telecommunications, medical, commercial aerospace and consumer electronics. Brad has experience developing government sponsored security programs, and is currently serving the role of Vice President of Secure Microelectronics. Brad holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.