Charlie Baum

Executive Director


Charlie Baum has been associated with the program and its development since its inception in 2007, and has worked for many years across sectors with program founder Doug Smith.  He also leads the Knight Table Stakes Program at the University of North Carolina’s Hussman School and is a senior advisor in the Major Markets Table Stakes program.

Charlie’s work has spanned the public and private sectors, as a management consultant, coach, and senior executive — always with an emphasis on achieving early wins and momentum against urgent, major from/to performance challenges.  His work has been profiled in The Wisdom of Teams by Doug Smith, High Impact Consulting by Robert Schaffer, Masterful Coaching by Robert Hargrove and Vice President Gore’s book The Best Kept Secrets in Government.

Charlie holds a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.