Charlene Tassinari is the Co-founder of Canvas+Co, a marketing firm that helps brands succeed in a video-first world.
Before founding Canvas+Co, Charlene spent 13 years at Google in various go-to-market and partnership roles. Most recently, she was the Head of Creative Product & Solutions at YouTube, driving the vision for Google’s creative resources for small-to-medium businesses. Charlene and her team built first-of-kind video production solutions including YouTube ad products, an external creative partner ecosystem and an in-house video editing team, enabling global access to affordable video creative. Charlene previously led the Brand Evangelist & Executive Strategy team which helped accelerate C-Level client relationships and drive YouTube revenue through workshops and events. She was responsible for workshop strategy, curriculum and managing operations of the global team based in San Francisco, New York City, Dublin, Sydney and Tokyo. Charlene spent an additional 8 years at Google managing partnerships with some of the world’s largest technology brands including Intel, Adobe and Lenovo.
Prior to her time at Google, Charlene spent 4 years in ad sales in New York City supporting clients like Mars, Kraft, WWE, General Motors and Volvo.