About The Speaker
Chief Operating Officer at CoolMellon: CERES |Blockchain Applications in Commercial Banking|
Charlie is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of CERES. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy. He went on to serve in the US Special Operations Command with the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. Following his service to the country, he spent the next 20+ years in the alternative investment industry both as a portfolio manager and institutional investment consultant. He managed a $150mm equity derivative arbitrage portfolio. He has extensive experience in trading and crafting structured financial products and market linked investments including principal protected notes as well as a variety of hybrid securities, combining elements of debt and equity securities. He has strong strategic and critical thinking skills in a pure investment sense along with a high degree of investment acumen with demonstrated ability to partner effectively across different businesses and functional areas. His expertise in structuring and modelling complex financial instruments has been crucial in creating CERES. He currently resides in St. Charles, Illinois with his wife and 3 children.