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Charles’ passion is the powerful and effective use of business collaboration to transform the quality of people's lives. He thrives on inventing and intuiting possibilities that positively inflect the trajectory of the future. Strong strategic vision enables him to identify, create and define new solutions and markets for products and services, while unique talent for motivating and influencing enables him to grow companies and revenues.

Business Collaboration
At Global Information Systems Technology, Charles created a training division to generate 30% of gross revenues. He led a division responsible for customer relationships and development of strategic engagements customizing multi-million dollar business collaboration systems.

At Novell, Charles re-engineered the world-wide partner sales training program resulting in online, collaborative, and self-directed delivery to augment classroom instruction that resonated with partners and resulted in a 10x demand.

In 1998, Charles joined and helped take public Caliber Learning Network, a startup providing innovative business collaboration services enabling companies to deliver branded content. He re-positioned the service as a replacement of traditional road show based product launch opening up a new market of Fortune 500 clients and startups.

At iLearning Charles integrated customers, products and services, opened new markets and produced a profitable revenue pipeline key in the sale of the company to Educational Testing Services (ETS) in 2003.

Small Business Investments
CEO of Charles Welsh Associates, Inc., he invested in small business franchises. Recognizing the frequent gap between the promise of an investment and the reality experienced by owners, he created a collaboration community and a consulting service for small business investors.

Charles holds an MS degree in the Educational Applications of Computers and earned an MBA, from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Living in the SF Bay Area, Charles writes, consults, and speaks on the topics of business collaboration and small business investments.


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