Charlie is the founder and CEO of Spanning, the company behind Spanning Backup and other power tools for Google Apps.

Charlie was born and raised in Austin, and even though he has moved away a couple of times he’s always moved back. He started writing software at age 10, got a Mac at 14, started his first business at 17, and has been iterating ever since.

In 2010, Charlie spun Spanning out of the company he previously co-founded, Spanning Sync, whose eponymous application is the de facto standard for syncing Google Apps data with Mac OS X applications. Previously, Charlie was as a Group Product Manager at Vignette and the VP of Enterprise Solutions at NewsGator Technologies.