Charlie is “Mr. Collaboration” in the already collaborative culture at Ascend. He is a master consensus-driver, a clear communicator and a general inspiration to the teams on which he participates. His professional focus spans a business-based IT spectrum that includes IT management, software development, product management, internet technology, strategic planning and finance. He has a gift for identifying critical business issues and developing solutions that reduce cost, improve processes and enhance customer service. Charlie is an avid bicycler whose current annual record—which he hopes someday to break—is 8,000 miles.