Founder and Principal, Nine Athens LLC
Chuck founded his own marketing consulting & facilitation company, Nine Athens, 8 years ago and now works individually with a select group of key clients. He brings over 30+ years of experience with Blue Chip marketing companies, including Gillette and S.C. Johnson. He has held a variety of leadership and team roles and international positions including Marketing Directorships in Europe, Japan, and the US as well as sales planning and brand management positions. Chuck has been a senior consultant with Brand Learning Partners, a UK based consultancy that specializes in building marketing capability for global businesses. In addition to his work with larger clients, Chuck is a facilitator for The Board Forum, working with small business CEOs in New England.
Most recently, he founded Nine Athens Music, dedicated to the discovery, encouragement and support of local musicians, venues and events – all focused on his love of Americana/Roots, bluegrass, and folk music. Projects undertaken under the Nine Athens Music umbrella are offered on a pro bono basis.
Chuck graduated from Cornell University with a BA in History and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He’s a certified Empowerment Trainer, a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership, and recently completed training in Transformational Leadership. He now serves on the Executive Board of the Harvard Square Business Association.
Chuck is married and has two grown children off pursuing their dreams. His passion for music finds expression in guitar and beginning mandolin playing, volunteer work at Passim in Harvard Square, and involvement wherever he finds emerging talent in Folk, Americana and Roots music.