Launching Brand Intersection Group in 2007 was a natural progression in a career that has seen Charlie master numerous leadership positions in advertising, marketing, coaching, and education.


While almost all leading marketers espouse the virtue of integration, Charlie has walked the walk. As the driver behind Brand Intersection Group, Charlie uses the experience of multiple senior leadership positions in advertising, brand strategy, digital & direct marketing, cause branding, public relations, video syndication, and experiential marketing to elevate brand strategy. With a practical understanding of the unique daily challenges of each discipline, Charlie, along with the BIG team, knows what it takes to develop carefully considered solutions for any branding or leadership quandary.   

Charlie’s arsenal of experience has been built over 25+ years working with more than 100 clients and selling more than 170 products and services for the world’s most admired brands, leading non-profits and critical government communication programs.

Charlie is also an ICF Professional Certified Coach and works as President of Truepen Coaching, helping leaders develop and hone their skills in alignment with their vision and values.


Charlie has inspired, co-created and crafted a vast array of extraordinary work. Together, he and his teams have earned many of the industries leading awards, including Cannes, CA, One Show, Silver Anvil, Effie, Ex Award, and Agency of the Year. A favorite guest marketing expert on WUSA-Television, Charlie has also had the pleasure of sharing his expertise and opinions in national and regional publications including Fast Company, Brandweek, The Washington Business Journal, and Promo.


Charlie made a personal commitment to give back as an educator. An adjunct faculty member at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business since 2003, Charlie was recognized with The Peter W. Gonzalez, Jr. Award for Excellence in Adjunct Faculty Teaching 2010, the highest honor given to faculty. Believing every child deserves access to quality education and caring relationships, Charlie also volunteers with the Washington Jesuit Academy.

A fourth generation marketer, Charlie is the proud father of four sons and has enjoyed 26 years of marriage with his wife Meg.  When he isn’t uncovering revolutionary insights or developing leadership strategy for the country’s foremost brands and leaders, Charlie can be found inspiring his community as a church lector, strumming his guitar or getting in a few rounds in on the green. Charlie is also a stubborn dry fly fisherman, successful poet, opinionated film critic, master wine taster, and all around modern-day Indiana Jones (…or at least he aspires to be).