Early Life & Education
Sussman graduated first in his class at Duke University's School of Law. While there, he was a law review editor for the Duke Law Journal . He also went on to publish law review articles for the publication, as well as the Texas Law Review .
After law school, he became a staff member at the Federal Judicial Center, the official educational and research agency of the United States federal courts. He also served as a law clerk to two federal judges.
In January 2004, Sussman became the Senior VP at a holding company called Mansueto Ventures. During his tenure, it held $70 million for the Inc. and Fast Company magazine brands. In addition, he ran editorial content, sales, and marketing for the magazines and eventually became the President of Mansueto Digital. He later served as Executive Vice President of Mansueto Ventures.
In October 2008, Ed Sussman co-founded Buzzr, a content marketing and media company that helps create websites with open source content management systems. Sussman is currently the company's CEO and Board Chairman. He designed a SaaS content management system and publishing platform enabling ordinary people, businesses and groups to create highly sophisticated, social media-rich websites. 
Within Buzzr is a company called WhiteHatWiki, a company dedicated to writing and editing Wikipedia articles. According to their website, their clients include Fortune 500 companies, particularly in the technology sector, and are often called upon in "crisis management " situations.