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Charles Laughlin

Co-founder and Director

Charles Laughlin is an international analyst, author, public speaker, event organizer and podcaster with specialties in the local digital marketing, and small business cloud software industries. He was former longtime senior executive at The Kelsey Group, where he authored the annual Global Yellow Pages series of reports profiling the leading directory publishers worldwide and forecasting an annual outlook for that industry. Charles currently leads the Tech Adoption Index, an initiative of the Local Search Association that examines how small businesses are adopting cloud-based technology to run everything from marketing and payments to back-office functions like HR and accounting. Charles also hosts the weekly podcast Above the Cloud.

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