Charles is the Chief Information Security Officer at Sysco, a Fortune 60 global leader in selling, marketing, and distributing food and non-food products to customers around the world.
Charles is a Venture Partner at Bloccelerate, one of the largest blockchain-focused VC funds, and holds advisory board positions with several companies including OptimEyes, an AI risk management platform, and Lytical Ventures, a cybersecurity / AI VC. Additionally, he is a member of IBM Security’s Advisory Board. He has previously held board and advisory board positions which have led startup growth through profitability. Charles also does public speaking several times a year, including a recent Keynote panel at RSA, and is a seed investor in early-stage startups.
Prior to his role at Sysco, Charles held the Chief Information Security Officer position at Altria as well as senior level Information Security positions with financial institutions in the NY metro area, including Chief Information Security & Risk Officer for Sterling National Bank and Senior Vice President, IT & Operational Risk at Citigroup. During his time in NY, he was also a charter founding member of the NY ISC2 Chapter.