Charlene "Ignites" DeCesare has been a trusted advisor to executives and organizations around the world for more than two decades. As founder of Firewalk Sales, she specializes in helping smart, ambitious business builders accelerate growth at the intersection of sales and marketing in a way that is fun and easy. Growing a business shouldn’t be painful!
Before developing her personal brand into a full-time business venture, Charlene co-founded the multi-million-dollar company, EdAssist, now owned by Bright Horizons. Prior to that, she spent 10 years at Gartner, Inc. leading an international sales team, and helping the most respected technology companies in the world extend their brand message. Charlene was also a membership growth leader at the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), and the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Boardroom Events.
Throughout all stages of her career, she has become well-known for her ability to energize others while creating rapid, sustainable growth.
Charlene has a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College and an M.B.A. in Sales & Marketing from Rivier University. She is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association and a Nationally Certified Brain-Based Success Coach. She lives on a lake in Salem, NH with her husband and two children.