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Charles Layne

Strategic Advisor

As a renowned thought leader and driver of corporate culture, Charles Layne has successfully led founder-owned and private equity owned companies into record growth. His hallmark is building world-class teams that are focused on delivering the best in all areas, thereby creating predictable results. Through smart mergers and acquisitions, Charles integrates top companies while continuing to set records in organic growth expansion. He is an expert at helming SaaS, technology services and software-enabled services and has grown and scaled such businesses time and again.

Charles is highly esteemed in the industry, having won CEO of the Year from the Arizona Commerce Authority as well as multiple ASU Sun Devil 100 awards.

Charles’ talents encompass a multitude of arenas including business and channel development, IT and technology, sales tactics, mergers and acquisitions, go-to-market strategies, product development, and cultural transformations.

A native of Arizona, Charles received his Bachelor of Science in marketing from Arizona State University and a global leadership certificate from the Thunderbird School of International Management. He currently serves as board member for Lumistry, as well as in a board role for non-profit STEP – Student Expedition, focusing on empowering low income first generation prospective college students to realize their full potential.