VP of Client Advocacy
Charise is a tenured sales leader with a talent for driving strategic relationships with clients and closing complex high-value deals. She has 23 + years expertise in solutions with voice, network, colocation, cloud (XaaS), security and experience with 100 + carrier networks. She holds certifications with Cisco, Shoretel, Juniper, Adtran, Nortel, & Avaya.
Charise studied Engineering at the University of Washington and began her successful career with US West in 1999. Since then, she has worked for Microsoft, Qwest, Cingular Wireless, CenturyLink and Denali Advanced Integration before coming to StrataCore in June of 2016.
Specialties: WAN, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity, SIP Trunking, Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Services, Data Center Hosting/Colocation, VOIP Communications, Cisco, Juniper, Contact Centers, Cloud, SAP HANA PaaS, Virtual Private Data Center Services, Database Services, Network Design & Evaluation, Data Connectivity, Voice Connectivity, VoIP, SIP, MPLS, IaaS, PaaS, Cloud Services, Hosting, Collocation, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning, Solution Analysis, Contract Negotiation, Project Planning & Implementation, Ongoing support Specialist, and Account Management.
"Charise has helped my company migrate our voice and data connections to newer and cost effective technologies. She has been instrumental in keeping our projects on track and troubleshooting when necessary. I really like her "can do" attitude and willingness to go the extra step to make the customer experience easier. I look forward to working with her in the future."
–Bruce Fyfe, IT Director - Lakeside Industries
“Charise is a force! When I first worked with her she came in with an overall layout of our Colo's and our Networks and started with...I can save you $$$$. First reaction is always skepticism, but she and the Stratacore team proved it out and then some. Our company needed to move Colos and not only did Stratacore help navigate the move, but Charise managed to bring us 50% under budget overall. Lowering my ongoing circuit costs along with reducing my Colo lease by 73%. Of course, my favorite thing about Charise is her passion for good wine, it’s what helps me get through the chaos. Thank you Charise for keeping me sane. All my future projects will include Charise and the Stratacore team where we can, security, cloud management....etc”
–Michelle Selberg, Associate Director, Zymergen
“I have worked with Charise and Stratacore for over 4 years now. Charise has helped me with many orders ranging from simple to complex from many different providers. In every instance Charise and her staff have been amazing to work with. They have truly made miracles happen when unforeseen crisis hits and an emergency installation is necessary. Installs, migrations, and changes happen quickly and without issue. I know when I place an order that Charise will get it done without any need for me to send reminders -- status updates come often and automatically. Communication is easy and clear and deadlines are met. She has vendor relationships beyond whatever I could find elsewhere, and she uses them to great advantage. I love turning over a project because I know it’s one less thing I need to worry about.”
–Morgan Collins, IT Director