Charles is responsible for managing the portfolio of impact investments including loans, equity investments, deposits and guarantees in the Foundation’s impact investment portfolio.
Charles most recently served as Executive Director at World Bicycle Relief, an international non-profit that designs, manufactures, and distributes rugged bikes in the developing world to improve access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. Prior to WBR, Charles spent 10 years in equity research, the last six of which were at William Blair. Earlier in his career, he was the Director of Housing Development at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation where his team acquired and/or substantially renovated over 700 units of low-income housing in San Francisco.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.