Charles Stephens

Advisor at Future

Charles Stephens has a diverse work experience spanning various industries. Charles currently holds the position of SVP & General Manager, Coaching at Future, where they are responsible for leading and developing the coaching team while overseeing company revenue and gross margin. Prior to this, Charles served in several leadership roles at Lyft, including VP, Brand Ventures, VP and General Manager of Lyft Media, and VP of Operations. Charles also served as VP of Global Operations (interim) at Lyft, where they successfully managed a team of 1,100 staff during a leadership transition. Additionally, Charles has held positions at Northwestern University, Zipcar, Airbnb, Threadless, Performics, Gap Inc., Kearney, and RealNetworks, where they gained valuable experience in various roles such as practicum mentor, general manager, director, and associate. Their extensive background demonstrates their ability to drive success and contribute to the growth of organizations in different capacities.

Charles Stephens completed their high school education at Lake Forest High School. Charles then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (MMSS) and Economics from Northwestern University. Later, they pursued an MBA degree specializing in Marketing and Finance at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.


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  • Advisor

    April 1, 2023 - present

  • SVP & General Manager, Coaching

    October, 2022

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