Mike Charobee founded the Ballantyne IT Professionals in January 2011 with the vision of organizing a professional IT organization that would meet in Ballantyne area of Charlotte where he worked and resides. As President of the Ballantyne IT Professionals, Mr. Charobee is responsible for managing and leading the Board of Directors vision and goals in providing quality member events, charitable activities and initiatives, and developing the long term strategy of the organization. Mike has been part of the Charlotte IT Community for over 13 years and has helped mentor leadership teams for the Lake Norman IT Professionals and has held leadership and board positions with the Ballantyne Rotary Club. Mike is currently a Senior Sales Manager in Charlotte for Level 3 Communications. Mr. Charobee has held IT sales roles with MCI WorldCom, Time Warner Telecom, Nuvox and Windstream Hosted Solutions.