Former Google Venture-er.
Charles is one fearless leader! You could say that one of his montras should be "I came and I conquered!"
All joking aside, Charles is someone I would work with again! He has a rare quality that allows him to take a complicated problem and turn it into an opportunity.
I highly recommend Charles!
Charles was always on top of communication and was "hands-on" as a leader of ISS for LevelUp. He lead by example and did not act "bossy" but rather encouraged us to go above and beyond by motivating the team.
A great friend to have but an even better co-worker. I would follow Charles into battle anyday
I had the privilege of working with Charles for a few months at Merchantwarehouse. Within that time, Charles proved to be a very dedicated, motivated, intelligent person, who is extremely goal oriented. He has excellent communication and people skills, is very detail oriented and was a pleasure to work with.
Charles is an incredibly enthusiastic yet sharp-minded individual. From the moment you meet Charles, his charisma and excitement are immediately evident, making him a valuable team-member. He has proven irreplaceable within the IDEA Coaching team, bringing unprecedented commitment to the program and to serving our ventures that has quickly propelled him to becoming a Senior Coach. Factor in his expertise in business planning and project management, there is no doubt that Charles is a reliable addition to any business.
From the get-go Charles has expressed an interest in expanding his contributions to Merchant Warehouse. Collaborating on ideas, we developed the concept of co-authoring our Merchant Warehouse channel within a growing online tech publication, BostInno. As a content contributor, his posts have been on-point, fun, and extremely well written. Charles definitely has his finger on the pulse of mobile payments within the Boston market and demonstrative of his passion for the space. It's a pleasure working with Charles on this initiative and I look forward to his future posts!
Charles is an absolutely amazing coach and an even more impressive communicator and resource. You mention an idea, and he knows five people at the top of the sector, you begin to describe an obscure startup you recently heard about and he already knows it's inner workings and is on the advisory board. He is the ideal coach and I have been lucky enough to have him as a mentor at IDEA, where he has helped me with business planning, development, and implementation phases of my own startup. The greatest thing about Charles is his absolutely infectious enthusiasm. He is one of those rare people that you can walk away from after a conversation, and feel excited and eager to get back to work! He excites you about your own idea, without you even realizing it, and this is definitely something that is rare in any individual.
From the first day that I met him, Charles has exceeded on every aspect of his job. He went above and beyond his duties, was able to create and lead an efficient set of team members from the ground up, was able to streamline difficult processes, all while operating a nationwide team. Not only did Charles care about the job, he also made sure people were having fun and were enjoying what they did.
In an environment where job responsibilities and daily challenges change up on a whim, Charles was ready and proactive on solving the difficult issues. If I could work with him again, I would do it in a heartbeat. He will be a valuable asset to any project or company he works with.
To sum up Charles in one sentence: he was my go-to answers person at LevelUp. Whenever I had a question, CJ either had the answer or sought it out immediately; his never ending curiosity to learn as much as possible fueled his success as the Implementation Team Lead, in additional to his detail-oriented and thorough work ethic. CJ is reliable and trustworthy in that when he commits to something, there's no stopping him, no matter how long/hard he has to work toward his goal. Lastly, CJ always has a smile on his face which made him approachable no matter the circumstance, which is an invaluable asset to managing a nation-wide team that quadrupled in size in one year's time.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Charles on a variety of projects over the past year. He is an ideal collaborator, always providing clear answers and impactful solutions. Charles managed the implementation team and was fundamental in building out a hardware implementation process that is critical to our business and merchant partners. He continuously challenged himself and team to expedite installations and improve process flow, all the while proving to be an excellent team player and a natural leader. Charles is an energetic, intellectually curious, and hardworking employee, but he is an even better person.
Though Charles and I worked in different groups at the same company, he was such a pleasure to work with. His efficiency and communication skills make him a supreme colleague and leader. I would work with him again in a heartbeat!
Charles is an incredibly hard working individual. Watching him discover SCVNGR through an entry level position and work his way up to take on the roll of managing our remote implementation teams was such a pleasure. He is organized and productive while being approachable and forward thinking. He made such a big and immediate impact on our company and I look forward to seeing where he is able to leave his mark next!