Our Team


Charles Fred is the founder of Magnusson-Skor. As a best-selling author, entrepreneur, investor and public speaker, he understands what makes small businesses work.  He has devoted over three decades of his life to discovering new ways for professionals to acquire skills necessary to compete in today’s knowledge-thirsty economy. His best-selling book, Breakaway, is credited with transforming learning strategies in both leading universities and healthcare organizations. Charles has led a number of successful companies that provide learning technologies and services and has the unique experience of being both a Group President within a Fortune 500 firm and a Founder and CEO of an Inc. 500 company.

In 2000, Charles founded The Breakaway Group, one of the nation’s fastest growing companies, to transform how healthcare providers learn and adopt new technologies.  Xerox acquired The Breakaway Group in 2011 and in the process Charles became President of their healthcare group, providing technology and services worldwide. Charles also serves as the CEO of Modern Teacher and the founder of Magnusson-Skor. In addition, Charles serves as the 2015 board chair for the Association for Talent Development (ATD), the world’s largest association dedicated to talent development.

Charles is a long-time resident of Colorado and avid outdoor enthusiast.  He and his wife Julie dedicate much of their time to interacting with their family, mentoring young people and entrepreneurs, and giving back to the community.

Fun Fact: Charles’ last name means “world peace” in Swedish.



Jenna Jones is the Business-to-Business Publisher for Magnusson-Skor Publishing. She supports the mission by working closely with clients to craft their company’s point of view in an informative and comprehensive package and to deliver it in both print and digital versions.

Jenna has been offering executive support to Charles Fred for 3 years.

Fun fact: She has a dog named Thor that serves as an homage to her Viking heritage.



Todd Stansfield is the Executive Editor of The Reignite Group and Magnusson-Skor Publishing, where he helps oversee content development, editing, and strategy. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the City College of New York, and a certificate in Publishing from New York University.

Fun Fact: Todd owns and operates a dog carriage for Bella, a Boston Terrier-Chihuahua, who refuses to walk in any direction but home.