Charles recently joined Acelero Learning as Director of Finance and brings over 20 years of K-12 education experience working primarily in the areas of operations and finance. His experience includes working with Catapult Learning as a General Manager overseeing the day-to-day operations and finances for 12 Charter Schools in Texas (8) and Florida (4). He also worked for Victory Education Partners as Director of Operations, Deputy Regional Director and Regional Director overseeing management contracts for 7 School District of Philadelphia schools. Prior to working with Victory he worked with Edison Learning for 3 years as Regional Manager responsible for coordinating all back office supports and services for 21 charter schools across 4 states while managing 8 School Business Managers. His introduction to the Education field was working for The Philadelphia Academies as a Program Director managing career focused programs for high school students. Charles has a BA in Accounting from Ohio Wesleyan University and spent the first part of his career working in Public Accounting as an Auditor with Ernst & Young and then working for CoreStates Financial Corporation as a Financial Analyst & Trust Operations Manager. In 2018 Charles completed the Education Pioneers Fellowship program and participated in leadership, networking, and education industry professional development over the course of the summer.
He is a certified diver having logged over 100 dives over the past 20 years. In his spare time he enjoys photography/videography, traveling to the Caribbean and spending plenty of time on the beach with his wife, son & daughter.