- B.A. Economics, Brown University
- J.D., Boston College Law School
Charles has been practicing in the area of executive compensation and corporate governance for more than 16 years. His focus is on the design of cash and equity incentive programs; executive employment, change in control and retention arrangements; compensation governance and risk assessments; shareholder engagement initiatives; and the preparation of Compensation Discussion & Analysis (CD&A) and other SEC disclosures related to executive compensation.
Charles also has extensive experience in addressing executive compensation, employee benefits and workforce integration issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
Charles provides senior management and board level consulting services to publicly held and privately owned organizations across various industries, including consumer products, financial services, manufacturing, professional services, energy, life sciences, and technology software & hardware.
Prior to joining Meridian, Charles most recently served as Assistant General Counsel to EMC Corporation, where he focused primarily on the company’s executive compensation, retirement and related governance programs from 2010 to 2016. Prior to EMC, Charles was a partner at K&L Gates, a global law firm where he specialized in executive compensation and employee benefits matters from 2006 to 2010. Prior to K&L Gates, Charles was an associate at the law firms of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, and Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee.