Charlie Stephens

Senior Analyst, Brand Development

Relentlessly driven by purpose and guided by global consciousness, Charlie uses his multidimensional skills as a researcher, writer, and business mind to build brands designed to thrive in a new world order. On IP’s brand development team, Charlie shines his light by helping brands forge the deep, meaningful connections consumers demand today.

Before joining Innovation Protocol, Charlie was as a journalist for, covering stories on culture, brands, and social technologies. While an associate in Urban Studies at Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Public Policy, he also performed research for MIT’s Future of Suburbia publication and Chapman’s Building Cities for People report. Charlie is published in the Orange County Register, The Daily Beast, and

Born and raised in Southern California, Charlie received a dual degree in Business Administration, and Public Relations & Advertising from Chapman University, then earned an MBA from Chapman’s Argyros School of Business and Economics, and a certificate in International Business from Suffolk University, in Madrid, Spain.

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