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 also maintains several board and advisory board positions including Bloccelerate, a blockchain focused VC fund, Scanta an AI cybersecurity platform, and OptimEyes, an AI risk management platform. Additionally, he is a member of IBM Security’s Advisory Board, which provides feedback on the organization’s strategic direction for security solutions.

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.