Chief Troublemaker at Curve. Co-Founder at Moka Boka. Curator at TEDxDetroit. Marketer. Strategist. Storyteller. Speaker.
Charlie is a purveyor of attention. He helps growing brands stand out from the clutter.
He opened the doors at Curve Detroit Marketing Strategy & Creative Design after being thrown out of several well-respected ad agencies. As a marketing strategist and creative director, he has delivered blue-sky ideas and bottom-line results for blue-chip national clients and budding challenger brands.
Charlie is the co-founder of Moka Boka, a new subscription box delivering one-of-a-kind stories and adventures to kids. Along with a handful of cool friends, he produces the TEDxDetroit conference which attracts more than 3,000 attendees from around the Great Lakes each year.
When he is not building brands, you'll find Charlie inspiring, educating and entertaining business audiences with his lively keynote presentations on marketing, innovation, and motivation. A few years ago, he was named the second-best PowerPoint Karaoke presenter in the world. This year, he hopes to win something that people have actually heard of.
Charlie is happily married to his unhappily married wife, Elena. They have two young sons with wild imaginations and boundless energy and one lazy cat.