Charles Brown is an innovative business leader with more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunication and cable communications industries.
Known for his talent of thinking outside the box, and strong reputation for constantly searching for new opportunities to expand businesses, Charles was appointed Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Bell in early 2009, a role which enabled Charles to lead several key initiatives for BCE, including Bell’s lead executive in charge of providing full telecommunication services to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
In May 2009, Charles began to oversee Bell’s acquisition of The Source and later was appointed Chairman of The Board. In February 2011, he was promoted to President, The Source, overseeing the operations and strategy integration of the company's more than 700 retail locations across Canada.
Charles began his career with Bell in 1980 as a sales representative and held management positions in marketing and business development with BCE Mobile and Bell Mobility.
Charles returned to Bell in 2006, as President Bell West and was soon recognized for his exceptional leadership and strong financial results, which led to the 2008 expansion of his role to include Bell’s SMB business unit, consolidating Bell’s small and medium commercial customers in Ontario and Québec with those in Western Canada. Charles later assisted with the strategic integration of Bell’s SMB practice with the Enterprise market to formally launch Bell Business Markets; a key business area for Bell to offer Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to Canada’s business sector.
In addition to his responsibilities with The Source and Bell; Charles also sits on various Boards and Executive Committees, including; Board for Axia NetMedia, Board for Northwestel, McMichael Board of Trustees.
Charles has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.Back to Executive team