About EdgeData

EdgeData equips enterprises to profit from Big Data intelligence.

Our products and services capture data, compute it using proprietary algorithms, and allow you to consume it as actionable information that gives your business an advantage.

EdgeData is advancing the wind industry with BladeEdge℠, a software portal that transforms raw data from blade-condition assessments and wind farm management systems into actionable intelligence. Utilizing aerial inspections, BladeEdge℠ enables you to extend blade life, enhance turbine performance and prevent condition-related revenue loss.

BladeEdge℠ was developed in partnership with blade manufacturing leader LM Wind Power, with facilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

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EdgeData serves the IT security and compliance marketplace with ComplianceEdge℠ and RiskEdge℠. ComplianceEdge℠ is an application that provides demonstrable compliance for multiple standards, including NIST 800-53, CIP, HIPAA/HITECH, PCI-DSS and FedRamp. RiskEdge℠ is a risk intelligence suite that makes automated IT risk assessment timely, accurate, repeatable and available.

Leadership Team

Lonnie Bloomquist
Co-founder, CEO and Chairman

Lonnie Bloomquist co-founded EdgeData in 2015 and now leads client relations and overall strategic direction as Chief Executive Officer. He also serves as CEO of N’Compass Technologies Inc., a software and services company bringing Big Data to businesses of all sizes with the LIVEDC platform. Additionally, he is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board for Hunters’ Management Group. Prior to EdgeData, Lonnie co-founded Involta and served as the Chief Technical Officer and Vice Chairman. His background includes network and communications design, executive leadership development, and ITIL and CIP deployment.

Chris Shroyer
Co-founder and President

Chris Shroyer joined EdgeData as a co-founder in 2015 and now spearheads operations, client relations and new-market development as President. Prior to EdgeData, Chris was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Involta, an award-winning data center and managed services company that spent multiple years on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies. His background spans more than 20 years of experience in technology sales and service, including work with Hewlett-Packard and Fortune 100 organizations.

Jeff Thorsteinson
Co-founder and Board Member

Jeff Thorsteinson, the original visionary of EdgeData, co-founded the company in 2015 and continues to serve the organization as a key Board Member. He also holds the role of Chief Security Officer at Involta. His background includes over 33 years of experience establishing regulatory compliance, process performance and strategic excellence in the electrical utility and IT industries. He also served as the Operational Expert on RBMK (Russian-designed, graphite-moderated) nuclear reactors, developing emergency operations and management guidance after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

Joshua Riedy
Chief Operating Officer

Joshua Riedy was named Chief Operating Officer at EdgeData in 2016. He has extensive experience in big data, high-performance computing, cyber operations, cyber security and unmanned aerial systems. Prior to joining EdgeData, Josh was a Vice Provost and Chief Strategy Officer, and Chief Information Officer at the University of North Dakota. Josh holds a doctoral degree from the University of South Dakota, and masters and baccalaureate degrees from South Dakota State University.