Charlie started his career working with some of the top consulting firms, including Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young and KMPG, where he was part of their respective Technology and Management Consulting practices. During this time, he worked in multiple industries including telecommunications, insurance, transportation and energy amongst others.
In 2000, his entrepreneurial spirit led me to join his first start up as CIO for a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier providing VOIP services in the Southeast. Since then, he has been involved with three other successful start-ups as a Founder or Executive. While his key strengths are in the area of Business Operations and Technology Enablement, he has also developed deep experience in all phases of the business life cycle – from startup to growth to developing exit strategies, and additional experience in Mergers and Acquisitions and working with Private Equity firms. His more than 20 years of building companies and executing successful exits have given him a unique perspective on what it takes to structure a business for success.
I have been extremely fortunate to have worked with Charlie at E&Y, BearingPoint, and KPMG. Charlie’s ability to leverage his tremendous depth of knowledge and make things happen is, for me, the differentiator for him. He uses his experience to take visions and make them actionable, to take problems and implement solutions. His ‘been there and done that’ background is great because he uses it to plot courses of action where no one has yet gone.
Tim Norris, Director of KPMG
Charlie has served as CEO, COO and CIO for his own startups, as well as in a fractional capacity for clients. His philosophy is that “people are the life blood of any business. Hire the best and brightest, treat them with respect and integrity, and reward them for doing a good job. With the right team in place anything is possible.”
Over Charlie’s career, he has held several significant roles, including:
- CEO at CDM Advisors (2020 – present)
- Fractional COO at Intelileads, LLC in Dallas, TX (2020 – 2021)
- Founding Partner and COO at Aspirent Consulting in Atlanta (2014 – 2020)
- Managing Director at Daugherty Business Solutions in Atlanta (2009 – 2014)
- Managing Director at Infinity Business Solutions in Atlanta and Tampa (2007 – 2009)
- CIO and VP of Professional Services at Iron Data Solutions in Atlanta (2004 – 2007)
Charlie earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Florida State University. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two sons. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with them. He is also an avid golfer and scuba diver.