Charles earned his BA in Communication/Advertising with an emphasis in Management graduating cum laude from San Diego State University and his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. After San Diego State University, Charles founded and managed Pacific Investment & Loan, a specialty finance company primarily focused on Commercial and Residential Mortgage Financing. Today, Charles is the CEO of Currency, a Los Angeles-based specialty finance technology platform focused on making financing business equipment easy. Currency’s vision is to make competitively financing equipment as easy as “one-click” check-out on Amazon. Currency has approximately 125 employees and financed over $150mm of transactions in 2016.