Charlie has 35 years of diversified experience including investments, banking, business development and technology. Prior to Invest Michigan, Charlie was in a leadership role with TechTown-Detroit directing their tech-based entrepreneurial advisory services and over a 13 year period at Connecticut Innovations, directing tech based programs. Charlie brings extensive experience in early stage investing and working with universities to commercialize technologies. He has invested in over 100 early stage technology companies and has been on the board of over 15 early stage private companies. Prior to his work in the technology entrepreneurial sector, Charlie held a variety of senior management banking positions in international finance, asset based finance, SBA lending and credit administration.