Athenium, Inc. Founder & Chairman

Charles is the visionary founder and executive chairman of Athenium. Athenium is a software and services firm that develops and operates customized performance measurement and performance management systems for large service companies. By focusing on providing frequent, objective, and actionable measurements and feedback to employees, Athenium’s technology enables workers to perform better and helps their businesses succeed.

Homeland Fuels Company, Co-CEO & COO

Charles currently also serves as Chief Operating Officer & Co-CEO of Homeland Fuels Company, an emerging synthetic fuels company. Homeland is developing energy projects that take biomass, municipal solid waste, coal, or stranded natural gas and convert them into ultra-clean synthetic fuels in an environmentally responsible manner.

Fidelity Investments Executive Vice President

Prior to launching Athenium, Charles was the Executive VP Marketing for Fidelity Investments' 401(k) business. During his 11 years with Fidelity, Charles also served as Chief Financial Officer for Fidelity's mutual fund business and Senior VP of its investment arm. His accomplishments at Fidelity were diverse and include launching of Fidelity’s benefits outsourcing business, creation of the Freedom Funds family of retirement investment products, and development of the world’s first large-scale digital securities trading system.

Earlier work experience includes:

  • Vice President, Planning and Corporate Development for American Can Company
  • Strategy consultant for Boston Consulting Group
  • Software development at Control Data Corporation, Stanford Research Institute, and Ryan McFarland Corporation, concentrating on on-line collaboration and computer languages

Charles earned a BS degree with highest honors in Physics from the University of Michigan and a MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is active in the Boston business community and is past president of the Harvard Business School Association of Boston. He and his wife, Sharon, have two grown children and reside in Weston.

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