Managing Director, Faleiro
Christian Bartley’s specialty is global strategy and marketing. Fluent in English, Spanish, and French, he has traveled the globe from Iceland to Singapore, and has lived in such places as San Juan, Warsaw, Sofia, and Paris. Formal studies include a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in French from Marquette University; Intensive studies at the University of Paris-Sorbonne; MS in Engineering Management and an MBA, also from Marquette.
Bartley’s career has leveraged his engineering, business and international backgrounds by focusing on global growth strategy and cross-cultural marketing. He has worked with, led projects for, and consulted companies from start-ups to Fortune 500s in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. He has operated in a range of industries from healthcare to finance to industrial equipment. For over 10 years Bartley also held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the World Trade Center office in Wisconsin where he worked with such global companies as GE, Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, and ManpowerGroup to name a few, on various aspects of global trade, policy, and economic development. Today Bartley is a Principal at and Managing Director of Faleiro, a boutique global strategy firm focused on helping companies turn the challenges and complexities of international markets into competitive advantages in order to drive revenue growth and grow stakeholder value.
Along with his day-to-day responsibilities at Faleiro, he sits on a number of executive and advisory boards, including the Advisory Board for MIT:IDEAS, a program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focused on solving real problems affecting real people around the globe through innovation, education, mentorship, and entrepreneurship.
As a result of his work in the international arena, Bartley received an Appointment by Royal Decree to be an Adviser for Foreign Trade to the Kingdom of Belgium, and a subsequent appointment to be an Advisor for Economic Diplomacy. Other honors include being a judge in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award program, Hong Kong’s International Institute for Business Development (IIBD) New Business Venture Competition, and MIT’s IDEAS Global Challenge Competition.
Outside of work, Christian has a passion for education. He currently teaches a seminar on global growth strategies for a program at Yale University with Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has also guest lectured in the graduate programs at the European University College Brussels, the Washington, DC-based Les Aspin Center for Government, Thunderbird School for Global Management, and Marquette University’s Law School, MBA program, and College of Business.
While he enjoys his work and teaching activities, his greatest pleasure is spending time exploring the world with his family.