Charlie Perez, a co-founder of Aspirent Consulting, is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of Management Consulting and Technology Start Up experience. Prior to founding Aspirent Consulting, Charlie was the Managing Director at Daugherty Business Solutions in Atlanta where he was responsible for sales and delivery for some of Daugherty’s largest accounts. In addition he was also responsible for internal support activities including recruiting and operations and was responsible for over 50 consultants. Charlie was a key member of the management team that was responsible for a 35% year over year growth for 6 years as well as multiple awards for “best places to work”. Prior to joining Daugherty, Charlie held leadership positions with marquis consulting firms including Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young, and KPMG. In addition to his extensive experience in the consulting industry, Charlie has also been a key member of several startups including Light Networks, an Atlanta based CLEC, Iron Data Solutions, an offshore Business Process Outsourcing organization, and Infinity Business Systems, an IT Managed Services provider. With all of these start ups he held executive level positions. Charlie holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Florida State University. Outside of work Charlie enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is also an avid golfer and scuba diver.