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Chuck Linn

Senior Advisor

Chuck Linn helps our portfolio companies implement best practices in professional services.


Chuck  provides advice to the investment team and coaching in the development of professional services to OpenView’s portfolio companies.

Experience

Chuck is a results-oriented executive with over 30 years of combined experience spanning technology-enabled business solutions, change and organizational management including P&L management ($10 to $250+ Million), Sales management ($10 to $250+ Million bookings) and practice & initiative leadership.

He currently is the President of C.J. Linn Enterprises, where he provides executive-level consulting and assistance to high technology and small businesses.  He has acted as an interim COO and Professional Services Leaders for several expansion stage software companies.

Prior to C.J. Linn Enterprises, Chuck was Vice President of Enterprise Services, Oracle Practice at Hewlett-Packard Company.  At HP Chuck led a professional services practice within HP – Enterprise Services (ex-EDS) Business Unit, focused on Oracle Applications and Technology; restructured an Americas-based staff augmentation team into a comprehensive Applications Management and Consulting organization, including sales, delivery/project execution, business development, talent management and P&L management; and expanded capabilities into new Applications and Industry solutions as well as designing and executing new go-to market campaigns and sales pursuits.  Chuck also re-established professional relationships with Oracle Corporation executives, Development, License, and GBUs.

Lastly, Chuck has spent over 10 years of his career working as a Group Vice President for Oracle Corporation.  While at Oracle, Chuck re-structured this business to focus on implementation of Oracle applications and re-crafted go to market/sales strategies around six sales channels to fully support License and Consulting growth targets and to build strong License and partner relationships, in addition to increasing margins from negative to the high 20s%.

Education

Chuck has a BSBA in Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Did you know?

Chuck is also President of MLC Management, a firm that specializes in acquiring, rehabilitating and managing multi-family residential housing.