Charlie, and his wife Susan, moved to Washington, Connecticut, in 2013 after having lived in Los Angeles, California for the prior 30 years. Susan’s family has lived in Washington for five generations. Her grandfather, Hamilton Gibson, was headmaster of The Gunnery and a founding member of both the Washington Art Association and Steep Rock Association. Their son, Dana Jackson, publishes The Edible Nutmeg magazine.
Until recently, Charlie was the president of SunPac, LLC, an investment group that was in the process of purchasing a community bank in Southern California. He spent his career in commercial banking and wealth management, both overseas and in the U.S. He started his career at Citibank and was posted to the Middle East. He has also held executive management positions, both overseas and domestically, at Continental Illinois, Chase Manhattan, and Mellon Bank. Over the past twenty years he has focused on community banking in California. Most recently he was the West Coast CEO for Boston Private Bank and Trust Company. He has been the CEO of four community banks on the West Coast, and has served on the boards of six community banks and one trust company.
Charlie has served on the board of trustees of Woodbury University in Burbank, California, as well as on the board of advisors of the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Business, and the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Until recently, he was also a board member of Legacy Connections, a public benefit corporation which assists in the preservation, renovation, restoration, and enhancement of the Rose Bowl. Additionally, he was a general partner of the Athenaeum Fund, a venture capital limited partnership providing seed funding to start-up companies originating at Caltech.
Charlie graduated from The School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and obtained an M.B.A. in international business from The George Washington University.