Charles Byrd

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Project Management Professional




Founder, CEO and coach of CEOs.  Marketing and training communications that deliver exceptional content by combining creative passion with organization, technical acumen, and stakeholder collaboration.  Ability to connect with audiences in a unique and memorable way, driving business results and attracting dedicated clients.  Builds strategic relationships to deliver stakeholder success.


Change Management

Project & program management


Design & balance

Organization & drive

Product management

Internet marketing


Instructional design

Passion for technology

Campaign management

Corporate communications

End-to-end video production 

Personal productivity expert

Presentations/Public speaking



Founder and CEO, Byrd Word, LLC.  San Francisco, CA 2015 - present

Delivers exceptional value to clients improving their cashflow and sales.  Drives leads, builds powerful lists driving recurring income.  Product/event launch specialist.  Launch and sales video production.  Custom CRM solution provider.

Board member - Technical Advisory Board, Etairos, San Jose, CA — 2014 - present

Assess client needs and recommend technical / business solutions to meet those needs. Topics include: Social media, collaboration, marketing communications and video production 

IT Director - PMO Communications, Cadence Design Systems; San Jose, CA— 2010 - 2014

Responsible for Enterprise Social Media and Collaboration Expertise Center — Program managing corporate strategies, road maps, tools, implementation, adoption, budgets and integration. PM’d selection and rollout of WebEx, InterCall, Lync 2010 and Salesforce Chatter. Chose and managed vendors, negotiated contracts and managed implementation teams.  Designed and managed campaigns. Developed and administered trainings, websites and documentation. Produced marketing and how-to videos, social media and blog posts.

Creator of IT TV, producing corporate video communications for companywide campaigns.  Audience of 6k employees.  Responsible for idea generation, writing, coordinating, shooting and editing.  End-to-end production for highly receptive global audience, earning semi-annual IT Innovation Award.  Experience producing spectrum of content: marketing commercials, on-camera news segments, interviews, voice-overs, audio recording/editing and how-to video series.  Video content a staple in quarterly company-wide comms meetings.  Cost savings from internal production of saved 60k+.

Personal productivity specialist, mobility expert, program/project manager (Agile hybrid).  Garnered executive sponsorship and buy-in for numerous projects, leading awareness, adoption and education campaigns.  Aided in delivering Apple products to Cadence as a standard.   

Senior IT Project Manager, Cadence Design Systems; San Jose, CA— 2005 - 2010

PMO founding core-team member designing processes, templates and workflows. Manager of top IT projects including delivery of a 5M customer-facing Cadence Online Support portal, managing vendor and IT resources in complex multi-year project. 

Senior Remote Support Specialist, Cadence Design Systems; san Jose, CA — 2000 - 2005

2nd and 3rd level support of remote connectivity.  Delivered and sustained original corporate VPN solution.  Supported an array of software and hardware company-wide. Managed multiple projects, annually delivering value and cost savings.  Delivered award-winning customer service.  Delivery of knowledge base documents and how-to videos.

Systems Engineer, MCI system house, MCI Worldcom, EDS - Cadence account— 1998 - 2000

Service desk analyst supporting Cadence on Windows, Mac, Unix — responsible for fielding and resolving a wide range of support requests.  Built websites, created processes and documentation.



Master of Science in Information Technology, Capella University, MN

Bachelors of Business Administration, IT Emphasis, Pacific Union College, CA


Professional Certifications

PMP ® PMI Certified Project Management Professional No. 485169 - Current

CCNA ® Cisco Certified Network Associate



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