Charlie Brown

Context Partners

CEO & Founder



Charlie Brown is founder and CEO of Context Partners,a design firm maximizing relationship lifetime value. Charlie and his team pinpoint what’s important among groups, design engagements toward shared purpose and develop strategies to manage relationships at-scale for a brand or cause. His work has strengthened millions of relationships for clients including Microsoft, The Rockefeller Foundation and Frontier Communications. After years of observing how social entrepreneurs harness the power of communities worldwide, Charlie created a network methodology and practice for all organizations seeking to be leaders in what he sees as a relationship revolution. His approach, Community Centered Design, has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes,, and Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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