Charles F. Toney

Charles has been providing organizational development and training to a number of fortune 500 companies for more than 25 years. Most of his career has focused on helping companies accelerate growth and improve performance. He spent approximately 15 years of his career at NUMMI — a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors, as a management consultant and trainer. Here, his work often took him to Japan where he became steeped in the Japanese methods of strategy management, synchronous manufacturing, quality control and teamwork.


Prior to NUMMI, Charles’ career primarily involved working at the manager and executive levels in various Human Resources roles including: Employment, Employee Relations and Human Resources Development. For the past three years, he has been an independent management consultant, actively engaged in helping companies build high performing teams, create learning organizations and how to plan and work through complex organizational change. He is highly respected for his ability to “think outside the box” and to facilitate breakthrough policy activities in client organizations.


Charles has a passionate interest in contributing to the development of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and business leaders. He served as the President and CEO Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (S.A.G.E.) for 4 years. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from San Jose State University. He has also completed graduate courses in Cultural Anthropology and earned a Certificate in Human Performance Technology