Former Vol to Emcee EDGE2016 Conference

Will Overstreet

Will Overstreet

Will Overstreet always gave the University of Tennessee Vols the EDGE by sacking the opponents’ quarterbacks.

Now as the Master of Ceremonies for EDGE2016, the former linebacker-turned-entrepreneur will keep the conference running smoothly as he presents the world-class speakers to attendees.

“I am very honored and excited to be emceeing the EDGE conference,” Overstreet said. “Being a former defensive end, the prospect of talking about any topic on defenses always gets me excited, but in this case it is especially important because every business is under threat of attack each and every day from cyber criminals.”

“All businesses need to be thinking about and focusing on the steps that they can take to make themselves more secure,” he said. “This conference will not only give every attendee the scouting report on how hackers are trying to attack their business, but also provide them with practical ways in which they can implement at their own company. The goal is to increase every company’s ability to sack the hack before the criminals score.”

As a former Vol, Overstreet was an All-SEC football player and third-round draft pick by the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Draft. After retiring from football, he returned to UT-Knoxville to earn his MBA in finance.


While pursuing his MBA, he patented his first invention and started his first company. The early successes of his first company gave him a passion and the confidence to be a serial entrepreneur.  His companies have worked with some of the most recognized brands in the world including Disney, Fox Sports, American Express, and Televisa.

During normal working hours, he works as the director of product management for GRIDSMART Technologies and sits on the board of NANOMECHANICS, Inc.  During football season he is a regular guest on TV and radio shows giving commentary on the Vols.

When not working, Overstreet occasionally writes articles and blogs for different media outlets, but his favorite thing to do is wrestle Batman and Robin, also known as his two boys, Tyson and Titus. He and his wife, Jennifer, and the boys are residents of Knoxville.


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