Charles Hess

Charles Hess

Semi-Finalist Judge

charles-hessCharles Hess brings extensive experience in sales, marketing, and business operations it he information technology sector. He spent 11 years with the IBM Corporation in several sales marketing, and management assignments. Charles founded Unitech Solutions in 1991 and is a co-founder of Fisher/Unitech in 1993.

After a successful exit to Private Equity in 2015, Charles founded Firefox Ventures to engage in venture capital and consulting with technology firms in growth stage. His area of expertise is in process improvement systems for product development and manufacturing.

Charles has served as President of Board of Trustees for Kensington Academy, Commodore of Pontiac Yacht Club, served on the Board of Visitors, Wayne State University College of Engineering, board of Don Bosco Hall, and board of Pontiac Education Sailing Foundation. Charles founded the Michigan Intercollegiate Ski Association ad WSU ski team.