Charles L. Glazer is an investment banker and former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador. During the period of transition between the Obama and Trump administrations, Glazer was reported to be in consideration for a high-level appointment in the Trump administration.
Charles Glazer attended the University of Virginia, graduating with a B.S. in finance in 1965. He served for two years in the United States Army in Korea from 1965 to 1967. Then, from 1967 to 1981, Glazer worked for various financial services firms, overseeing investments and wealth management. In August of 1981, he founded C.L. Glazer & Company, an institutional equity brokerage and third party research firm.
Glazer led the company until January 2007 when he was appointed the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador by President George W. Bush. He left this post in January 2009 when President Barack Obama took office. Since the end of his ambassadorship, Glazer has been the principal owner of another institutional equity firm, CLG Investment Company.
In 2000, he became a member of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors.
Glazer has a long history of fundraising for Republican candidates. He was the Connecticut state finance chair for President George H.W. Bush's unsuccessful 1992 reelection campaign. He then served as the finance chair of John Rowland's 1994 and 1998 campaigns for Governor of Connecticut.