Charles is The Rothberg Institute's Director of Operations & IT Manager. A Comparative Religion major from Bard College with a focus on 17th Century Poetry, Charles spent 8 years in financial services during the dot com boom & bust as an analyst, DBA and Systems Administrator before seeking a more rewarding career in the Non-Profit sector. Charles joined TRI in August 2003 and has been vital to the behind-the-scenes operations, becoming the Director of Operations in January 2009. In addition to TRI, Charles has been IT manager for both RainDance Technologies and Ion Torrent Systems and brings with him a unique perspective, combining the workflows and discipline of the Financial Services sector with the and the speed, scalability, and urgency of a BioTech startup. In addition to his time with The Rothberg Institute, Charles is also the IT & Facility Director for 4Catalyzer in Guilford, CT.