MAtt Sarrel

"I've had the opportunity to work closely with Charlene (Vaughn, CEO/Founder of The Algonquin Group) on a series of projects over the past four years. She is an exceptionally intelligent, motivated, and results-oriented strategic adviser. We've worked together to help APAC companies expand into the US with a great deal of success. She has been instrumental in business development activities, channel and partnership development, and building sales programs for numerous clients in technology, media, and healthcare."

Eric Anderson

"Charlene (Vaughn, CEO/Founder of The Algonquin Group) provided crucial assistance to ERP-Link as a strategic business advisor as we worked thru setting exit strategy, formulating business plans, strategic alliance negotiations and considering acquisition offers. She was great to work with and the results speak for themselves! Thanks, Charlene!"

Ted Kim

"I have had the pleasure of working with Charlene (Vaughn, CEO/Founder of The Algonquin Group) over my past several jobs (telecom, finance, consumer electronics). Her knowledge and expertise mixed with her collaborative approach give her a unique view from which to explore, identify and execute the best strategic solutions for her clients. Always forward-looking, Charlene has advised me across several tech sectors, and has utilized her powerful network to bring great partnerships to life. And while it may be enough that she's superb at what she does, Charlene is an absolute delight to work with!"

Kevin Krejci

"Books could be written about the wonderfulness of Charlene (Vaughn, CEO/Founder of The Algonquin Group)! In a nutshell, she's extremely reliable, reputable, resourceful, and responsive. She's on the top of my recommendation list to those looking for strategic consulting support. She has an expansive network of C-level contacts in tech, media, and the venture worlds, and has contributed to the success of many events I've organized for Fujitsu. She's always enthusiastic and there to help with an exceptional can-do attitude. And on top of all that, I really appreciate all her tireless support for so many great international humanitarian organizations. Two thumbs up for Charlene!"

Sheryl Chamberlain

"Charlene (Vaughn, CEO/Founder of The Algonquin Group) is a natural leader and a charismatic executive. She provides innovative solutions, develops new routes to emerging markets while building strategic partnerships. I am honored to work with her and her team and look forward to our continued partnership and friendship."

Honors And Awards

Global Innovation & Expansion Speaking Engagements:

  • AAMA/VC Taskforce Corporate VC Roundtables
  • China/UC Davis Strategic Summit

Deloitte Fast 500 CEO Summit Healthcare Related Speaking Engagements:

  • Health 2.0
  • Accountable Care & Health IT Summit
  • VC Taskforce Healthcare

AAMA Global Health Innovation Summit Speaking Engagements:

  • Business Women’s Network International Conference
  • CalTech/MIT
  • Conference of Fulbright Scholars
  • NATPE (National Association of Television and Production Executives)
  • CA Governor's Conference on Women, et. al.
  • White House Delegate Asian American Pacific Islanders
  • White House PPO Women Leaders Forum

Emmy Award