Charlie is a retired financial executive with more than 50 years of leadership in the asset-based financial services industry. His experience includes serving as president and CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company and as ABL division president at several major commercial banks and independent finance companies. Charlie has held various positions of responsibility covering all aspects of business development, underwriting, portfolio management and operations. During his career, he had extensive restructuring experience and has financed all types of manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and service companies. A 1968 graduate of Georgetown University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Charlie also earned an MBA in Finance at the University of Hartford in 1972. He is a Past Director, Executive and Management Committee Member, President (2000), and Chairman (2001) of the Secured Finance Network (formerly Commercial Finance Association). Charlie has published articles on various topics related to factoring, asset-based and cash flow lending. He has testified before Congress on matters related to Intellectual Property as Collateral. He currently serves as Chairman of the Secured Finance Foundation (formerly CFA Education Foundation) and a director of Axiom Bank, (Maitland, FL) and Magnolia Financial, Inc. (Spartanburg, FL). Charlie, Jane (friend, lover, and wife of 47 years), and Midnight (Lab mix) live in Fort Myers, Florida.  



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