Charlie is SparkPost’s Chief Product Officer, responsible for product management and product marketing. He joined from Oracle Data Cloud in 2018 where he was Senior Director of Product Management, where he oversaw the AddThis publisher tools group and Oracle data marketplace. Charlie was a founding engineer of AddThis in 2006, rising to VP Engineering and then GM & VP of Publisher Products until he helped sell the company to Oracle in 2016. He has over 15 years of industry experience, with expertise ranging from web analytics, big data and distributed systems to product marketing and growth optimization.
Charlie has a BS & MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University with concentrations in architecture, distributed systems and robotics. He helped to develop one of the first augmented-reality navigation systems for orthopedic surgery, and built autonomous robots for sewers and coal mines. He has 10 US patents and has published a variety of academic papers. Outside of work, Charlie is interested in sailing, circuit hacking and cycling.