Charles has dedicated his 20-year career to building concepts into companies that solve large problems. He has redirected those efforts over the last two years to the sustainability industry, particularly focused on how to translate sustainability best practices into financial success across stakeholders in order to grow the industry.
Charles brings his strategy, operations, and finance expertise to this from his experience as a multi-time founder, investor, and advisor. Charles’s prior work focused primarily on the technology and healthcare spaces in the US and China.
Most recently, he served as COO of The Data Economics Company (“DECO”), a venture studio with regenerative agriculture, climate asset, edtech, and games spaces portfolio companies. Currently, Charles is also a Venture Partner at Elite Capital Advisors (US-China healthcare venture capital firm), a board director at Popularium (Web3 games), and a corporate advisor to Motif Neurotech (neuromodulation for treatment-resistant depression).
Earlier in his career, Charles served as CEO & co-founder of Arcis Health (Covid-19 pandemic telehealth), President of DQ China Holdings (early-stage, multi-sector investing), President & co-founder of ABD3 (location-based social networking), and VP, Operations & CFO at Entertainment Media Works (contextual e-commerce). Charles has a BA from Columbia University.