Charlie Nagelschmidt teaches a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His specialization is entrepreneurship and small business management, with expertise in digital business and ecommerce. Charlie also taught in the corporate sector where he designed courses and delivered education classes to IBM, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and MetLife's IT organizations, among others. Charlie brings a solid sense of business leadership and entrepreneurial spirit to his endeavors and his courses.
As one of the founding co-Directors of Champlain's BYOBiz program and the original faculty advisor to the Entrepreneurs' Club, Charlie has advised and mentored many emerging student businesses. "It is very rewarding to watch students take my Entrepreneurship course and then move forward to join BYOBiz and actually launch their businesses. These are the entrepreneurs and successful business leaders of the next generation," notes Nagelschmidt. "My way of giving back is helping undergrads, graduate and adult students realize their entrepreneurial dreams."
He is also a member of the Burlington Micro-business Alliance group, has worked with the Small Business Development Centers for entrepreneurial education and maintains connections with the Small Business Administration, the Women's Business Center, and the Burlington Community and Economic Development Office. He is a member of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and is active as a member of their Small Business Special Interest Group. Charlie is also a member of the NACCE entrepreneurship education organization.
In addition to serving as a full-time faculty member, Charlie is a principal in the Internet media and consulting firm iMarch Partners, specializing in the application of Internet technology and marketing strategies for small and emerging businesses. With over 25 years experience in information technology and the business consulting industries, his career covers the full spectrum of roles from accounting to system analyst and business technology consultant, to consulting services director and vice president of information technology.
Charlie enjoys skiing, kayaking and biking, a glass of wine and a nice dinner with friends or family, along with a good movie. He escapes when he can into a good suspense or mystery novel.
Charlie holds a Master of Science in Internet Strategy Management from the Graduate Center at Marlboro College along with a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bentley University with highest honors.