Charles is a Co-Founder & Managing Partner of RECOGNIZE. Prior to RECOGNIZE, Charles was the CEO and Chairman of Infor, an enterprise applications company. Prior to Infor, he was President and a director of Oracle Corporation, and a Managing Director in the Technology Group and a director at Morgan Stanley. Charles served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine. Charles received a J.D. from New York Law School, an M.B.A. from Hampton University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Charles currently serves on the boards of directors of ViacomCBS Corporation, American Express, Compass Inc., the Apollo Theater, and the Council of Foreign Relations. He is also the co-founder and Co-Chairman of the Black Economic Alliance, a consortium of business leaders committed to economic growth in Black communities.