Mike Charobee founded the Ballantyne IT Professionals in January 2011 with the vision of organizing a professional technology group that would meet in Ballantyne area of Charlotte where he worked and lived. As Chairman, President, Treasure of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board of Advisors, Mr. Charobee is responsible for leading the organization’s vision and mission to Connect IT, Build IT, Create IT and Give Back to IT in Our Community. Mike has been part of the Charlotte technology community for over 15 years and has helped mentor leadership teams for the Lake Norman IT Professionals, Asheville CIO Roundtable, Lake Norman CIO Roundtable, CISO Roundtable and has held leadership and board positions with the Ballantyne Rotary Club.
Mike is the Founder and CEO of Shotgun Eddie & Company, Inc. a business advisory and consulting firm helping Tech Entrepreneurs, Tech Executives and Tech Sales Leaders achieve new profitable results. Mr. Charobee has held technology business development roles with MCI WorldCom, tw telecom (formerly Time Warner Telecom), NuVox Communications and Windstream Hosted Solutions. Mike has held sales leadership roles with tw telecom and Level 3 Communications.