President and CEO of Higher Growth Strategies, LLC
Oscar Edwards is the Managing Member/President and CEO of Higher Growth Strategies, LLC (HGS) consultants to CEO’s, specializing in the utilization of various research and analysis methodologies that lead to superior design and implementation of financial statement analysis, capital needs forecasting and business modeling. Mr. Edwards serves as a business coach and mentor to small business owners, facilitating business growth, acquisition and exit opportunities.
Mr. Edwards has more than 30-years of experience as a consultant in the private, government and municipal sectors, including Utilities: Electric, Gas, Water, Telecom, Transportation: Roads/Highways, Heavy Rail, Light Rail, Commuter Rail, Bus Transit, Automotive, Ports, Municipal: Safety (Police/Fire), Public Works, Water, Healthcare and Education. He has led business education/training program curriculum design and delivery of technical assistance efforts for entrepreneurs, small businesses (MWDVBE), supplier diversity and mentor-protégé programs at the local, California statewide and federal levels in public agency, regulated agency and private company settings. Mr. Edwards is currently an instructor in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Los Angeles City College, Mastering Business Growth Program at SoCal Gas and San Diego Gas & Electric, and Clark Construction’s Subcontractor Development Program.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA and a M.B.A. in finance/marketing from the Anderson Graduate School of Management (UCLA).