How it all started
Waypoint has been presenting development projects to Planning Boards and Zoning Boards for over 20 years.
Ed Champy, Principal at Waypoint is in charge of planning and permitting projects. Ed received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1991 from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth MA. Among other accomplishments, Ed holds a General Contractors license in the state of Massachusetts and also an unrestricted low rise ABC license in the City of Boston.
Early in Ed's career, he sold equity research for Thomson Financial to fortune 500 Corporations. While at Thomson Ed invested in real estate as he had a passion for buildings. In 1995 Ed was asked to join two friends (one being his lab partner from U-Mass) at Spike Technologies; the company had exclusive rights to patents on optical antenna technology. Ed further helped design and authored subsequent patents enhancing Spike's intellectual property. Ed was a regular guest speaker at technology conferences during his 7 years at Spike. Ed was on the forefront of the teams fundraising process and was an integral part helping raise over $75,000,000 in equity. Ed along with his team sold the company's largest contract to Siemens in Poland for over $300,000,000. Ed's title at Spike was Executive Vice President and he left the company in November 2001 when it was sold to Remek, a west coast publicly held Microwave Technology Company.
Ed realized this was not the path he wanted to take and made a decision to follow his passion for buildings. Throughout his career, Ed had been investing in real estate and over time the deals became more and more complex as it became evident that more complex deals could take advantage of Ed's strategic thinking. Ed met Kieran McAllen in the early 1990's and they quickly became friends. Ed helped introduce Kieran to investors and watched him grow as a developer. In early 2002 Kieran approached Ed and asked if he would be interested in starting Waypoint. The company was born in April 2002 and Ed and Kieran continue to invest in projects today. Kieran holds a GC license from the State of Massachusetts, sits on the board of local Charities and is an expert in job site management and operations.
Meet the team
Director of Finance
Assistant Estimator/Assistant Project Manager
Principal Waypoint General Contracting