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ABOUT

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Michelle Charpentier
 

Michelle Charpentier has over 15 years of experience working with companies ranging from startups to internationally recognized brands. She founded Charp Consulting with a mission to help all brands achieve their full potential. Originally from upstate New York, Michelle graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management. She also earned an Image Consulting certification from the Fashion Institute of Technology, which has been instrumental in her work with individuals on personal branding and image development.

During her time in Chicago, Michelle worked with prestigious companies such as Ford Modeling Agency, The Chicago Incubator, The Merchandise Mart, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Ave. She also contributed to events in the Chicago area with Gen Art, Akira, Chicago Fashion Focus, Bravo TV Network, and America's Beauty Show featuring famed celebrity stylists Paul Mitchell and Nick Arrojo.

After returning to New York, Michelle continued to work in fashion with brands such as Zac Posen, New York Fashion Week, and Peoples Revolution. She held numerous leadership positions with luxury brands including David Yurman and John Hardy. During her tenure at David Yurman, Michelle developed their in-house customer experience/eCommerce team, leading to significant growth. She proudly led the customer experience team to receive the Stella Elite Award for providing best-in-class service for two consecutive years while doubling revenue.

Michelle has a passion for helping young artists and entrepreneurs establish themselves. She has assisted numerous small businesses in launching their careers by organizing events such as fashion shows, CD release parties, and photoshoots, as well as creating websites and identifying the right production vendors. Additionally, Michelle has contributed to fundraising events for nonprofit organizations such as The Epilepsy Foundation and Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.

As the Chief Visionary Officer of Charp Consulting, Michelle leads the company in coaching, strategy formulation, marketing, and creative direction. She serves as a leadership coach and coaching partner at Braven, guiding individuals in their professional growth. Michelle's consulting practice focuses on empowering non-profits, small businesses, particularly women-owned businesses, and fellow mompreneurs. She also hosts Charp Connections, a free networking group aimed at fostering collaboration and community among entrepreneurs.



Connect: Michelle@CharpConsulting.com [ LinkedIn

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Fritzgerald Charpentier

Since starting his first company 20 years ago, Fritzgerald has managed a variety of other start-ups ranging from fitness and wellness to lifestyle and fashion brands. He moved to Brooklyn from Haiti in 1995 and immediately discovered a passion for fitness. It was then he launched his first business as a personal trainer: Train_4_Life.

 

His charismatic personality and favorable results allowed him to expand his customer base and attract high-profile clients that worked in the finance industry. These clients would introduce Fitzgerald to ForEx trading, leading to another newfound passion in the form of finance and economics. Fitzgerald received his bachelor's degree in international finance and economics from Brooklyn College. 

 

He started working as a market trend follower and analyst while maintaining his personal trainer business, and held positions at established financial organizations like Garden State Security Group and M.D. Sass. Along the way, he also had the pleasure of working with David Yurman, Honda and BMW.

 

Fritzgerald’s experience could have led him down any number of career paths, but as a serial entrepreneur, he found his niche in launching new companies, promoting brands and hosting events to benefit charities near and dear to his heart. The launch of Charp Consulting has allowed Fritzgerald to thrive in a role that combines his passions with his expertise. 

Connect: Fritz@CharpConsulting.com [ LinkedIn

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