Charles brings a successful career as an accomplished, versatile, and broad-based senior Human Resources executive with more than twenty years of successful experience in human resources management. Charles works with Boards, C-Suite’s, and Executives, collaborating with them on talent assessments, building strong corporate cultures and operating internal programs that drive results.
As a senior executive, Charles has led strategic organizational change, supported divisional startups, and directed complex reorganizations. As an executive coach and consultant, he focused on the individual skills and behaviors that achieve both personal and organizational success. He is collaborative, yet possesses an individually focused style. He understands the internal dynamics of business operations and aligns his work with key business objectives.
Much of Charles’ career has focused on feedback, coaching, and leadership development. He has introduced competency models for talent attraction, compensation, and performance management; facilitated a 360 feedback process for all senior executives and specialty and executive pre-employment assessments. His focus on results within a business context allows him to advise organizations on operational effectiveness. Charles develops competitive total rewards programs and performance management systems that attract, motivate, and retain talent.
Charles currently serves as Vice President Human Resources & Diversity for Guitar Center. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources for bebe stores, inc., a Vertical contemporary fashion retailer where he held several diverse and progressive roles. Before bebe, he worked at Bed, Bath & Beyond and Precision Payroll (Paychex).