I hate the word “goals”. Mainly because it gives you a way out. Most of our “goals” are achievable and the steps are known if we just make “decisions” about the actions we are going to take. Stop eating crap, find a better job, start the business, go to the gym, do the thing, […]
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SaaS (Software as a Service) Builder and Investor.
Proven international entrepreneur and thought leader. Expert in online business models, software as a service (SaaS), cloud and cutting edge sales/marketing techniques and global delivery models.
Mr. Alsmiller is a veteran of multiple start-ups, including investor/VC backed startups and bootstrapped organizations. In 2008, he founded Appterra, Inc, which he built from scratch into one of the top business to business (B2B) integration firms in the world. Appterra was acquired by Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ: DSGX) in 2016.
At Appterra, Charlie drove product strategy, migration to various cloud technologies and business development. He also worked closely with strategic accounts to guide them in their adoption of Appterra and other SaaS technologies, including GS1 and other large international organizations.
Today, Charlie runs Enspir, a SaaS development company and incubator that builds SaaS companies from scratch based on real-world problems experienced by customers in his consulting business.
He previously held senior positions with Price Waterhouse, Deloitte Consulting and Allegro Development.
Mr. Alsmiller holds a BBA from Baylor University in Management and Information Systems and a MBA from the University of Dallas in International Business.
Specialties: Technology ventures, Enterprise Software, Contract Negotiation, International Operations, Private Equity, Product Management, Strategic Alliances, Software Implementation, Software Development
Entries by Charlie
I’ve never really believed that there are angels out there. I also had this media-created view of angels as these soft fluffy things with wings. 1974, Fort Worth, Texas I was a child, maybe 8 or 9. My mom was really starting to get sick and we had gone shopping in Fort Worth where we […]
Oh, just fine. I’m “great”, just awesome. Thank you so much for asking. The question is genuine, but the answer isn’t. I’m not “great”, I’m something else which I can’t describe. It’s been almost a year since I completed radiation treatment and the facts are, I am feeling anything but “great”. I feel exhausted. It […]
I have dear friends who have talked about the anxiety of the post cancer “scans”. Now I get it. My first six month scan was supposed to be routine. Ended up one doc pointed at the scan and basically said “that’s not supposed to be there” blah blah blah. Shit balls. Here we go again. […]
Last week I turned 55. One year ago to the day today, I was facing a really ugly tumor. Let’s just say this last year is amazing grace. I just got back from backpacking in the mountains of Colorado with some inspiring friends. To have the strength to do this is indeed a miracle. A […]
COVID 19 is in Dallas, Tarrant and Denton Counties, Texas. Schools are closed, grocery stores are out of meat, and toilet paper, restaurants are closed, Starbucks only allows drive-throughs and people are sick and dying. Businesses are going to close, jobs lost, the market is in freefall. This is the real deal. In an attempt […]
2:39 AM MARCH 1983 Six Flags over Texas Date is approximate, time of day and location is not I heard the crash and immediately knew what had happened. I had ONE JOB, it was to deliver a precious, BRAND NEW Galaga machine worth approximately $2200 from one of the several arcades at Six Flags over […]
Mentors come and go. There’s a time for honoring them. There’s a time to become them.
Last year, I pretty much took six months “off” to get well. And guess what, my business actually “grew” during this time. I have been somewhat baffled by this phenomenon, as I have been pre-programmed to think that effort=results. Well, it turns out I was only partly right. Over the years I seem to have […]
- I’m grumpy today!November 22, 2020 - 3:44 am by Debra Moore
- Agree 100%. Never thought of it like that!October 13, 2020 - 2:54 pm by Charlie Alsmiller
- After Sheryl Sanberg lost her husband, she said many people...October 13, 2020 - 2:49 pm by Cyndi Henderson
- This is a great way to handle wayward teenagers too.......February 27, 2020 - 3:22 pm by Cyndi Henderson