Charlie brings passion for the power of collective problem-solving, global expertise in launching new ideas, developing community-focused business models, and driving executive-level organizational strategy. Prior to starting Context Partners, Charlie was executive director of Changemakers at Ashoka, pioneering the world of philanthropy through open innovation for social change. His work included building an online community of more than 100,000 social entrepreneurs from 125 countries and connected more than $50 million in philanthropic funding.
Charlie is a 2010-11 Creative Commons Fellow and serves on the board of directors for Future Generations and advisory boards for the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, RARE Planet, and U.S. Center for Peace. He received a business degree from Virginia Tech and an International MBA from the University of Denver.