Chuck started and built eight businesses in 25 years in the U.S. and internationally, and now uses his leadership experience to advise others. His company, Crankset Group, provides outcome-based advisory for business leaders worldwide in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Chuck sold one of his businesses to the largest consumer fulfillment company in America and led three other $10-$100 million companies through repositioning in the Marketing Support Services industry. He presently leads the Crankset Group and a for-profit business based in Africa, focused on developing local economies to solve poverty.
Mr. Blakeman is a results leader, and has decades of sales, marketing and operations experience leading companies in marketing, import/export, fulfillment, call centers, website development, printing and direct mail processing.
Some of Mr. Blakeman's customers have included Apple, Microsoft, Eli Lilly & Co., TAP Pharmaceuticals, Sun Microsystems, Tyco Healthcare, Johns Manville and many more large and small businesses.
He is a convention speaker, writer, and non-profit board member. His first book, "Making Money is Killing Your Business", was named #1 Business Book of the Year by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the largest business owner association in America. His new book, Why Employees are ALWAYS a Bad Idea, has already been named a Top Ten Business Book of the year by WealthManagement.com
Recent speaking appearances include Kenya, DR Congo, Ireland, New Zealand, and across the US. 100+ times a year. Recent print and online appearances include Harvard Business Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNNMoney.com, NYTimes.com. He was cited in Dr. Stephen Covey's last book, The 3rd Alternative.
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