Kirk Chartier leads Global Marketing, Communications, and Strategy groups. From 2010 through 2012, he served as CMO at optionsXpress. Prior to that he was the Senior Managing Principal for Strategy at Zyman Group (part of MDC Partners) from 2005 to 2010, and was contracted as the interim Marketing and Distribution leader at Safeco Insurance and Global Product Marketing Leader at EDS. Kirk has an MBA from Syracuse University, a BA in Economics from Holy Cross and a BS in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is also served as a Marine Corps Officer and combat helicopter pilot.