Charles Stephens was born and raised in Lake Forest, and moved back in 2020 with his wife Kate and children Mary and Charlie who are at DPM and Sheridan, respectively. After graduating from LFHS, he earned a BA from Northwestern University and later returned to earn an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. During his early career in consulting with A.T. Kearney and Ernst & Young, he moved to the Bay Area for 6 years and later joined the Gap’s e-commerce division, kicking off a new career in tech. Moving back to Chicago in 2007, Charles held a variety of roles with startups and established companies in e-commerce, marketing and transportation. Most recently, he owned Zipcar’s Chicago market, was an executive at Lyft and is currently the SVP & General Manager of Future’s coaching business. Now back in Lake Forest, Charles is looking to give back to the community that shaped who he is so that his children may benefit from the same strength of community he did.