Charlene "Ignites" DeCesare has been a trusted advisor to executives and organizations around the world for more than two decades. As CEO of Charlene Ignites, LLC and Founder of Firewalk Sales, she specializes in helping smart, ambitious business builders accelerate growth at the intersection of sales and marketing. Before developing her personal brand into a full-time business venture, Charlene co-founded Tuition Advisory Services, now owned by Bright Horizons. Prior to that, she spent 10 years at Gartner, Inc. leading an international sales team, and was formerly Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Boardroom Events. 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 of twenty years and their two children.