Charlie joined the PeakSpan team in 2022 after interning at the firm the previous summer. Prior to PeakSpan, Charlie interned at Free Market Music, a new music app which uses a SaaS marketplace to pair artists and brands with one another, and in turn give listeners the music they love for free. In his brief stint there he helped the Company develop its go-to-market strategy. Charlie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Middlebury College where he studied Political Science and played on the football team; and prior to Middlebury, Charlie also played football in the Big Ten for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. In his spare time, Charlie enjoys all things sports (playing, watching & talking), listening to country music, and hanging out with friends.
For the majority of my life, I was dead set on becoming a football coach. However, I quickly came to realize that being a growth-stage software investor, specifically at PeakSpan, or a coach, are fundamentally similar – as a partner of choice, it is our responsibility, and privilege, to work vigorously alongside talented entrepreneurs and help put them in the best position to succeed, just as any coach would do. I wake up every morning incredibly energized by the fact that I get to help others reach their goals.