President, CEO and Chairman

Charlie organized Private Bank of Buckhead and its holding company, Private Bancshares, Inc., and the bank opened its doors to the public on December 11, 2006. The bank now includes the Private Bank of Decatur and PrivatePlus Mortgage divisions. PrivatePlus originates mortgages in 49 states, while the bank focuses on community banking right here at home. Charlie started his banking career in New York in 1985 with Bankers Trust Company, and later spent 10 years with Bank South in Atlanta. In 1996, he started The Buckhead Bank and, in 2001, Riverside Bank of Buckhead.

Charlie is frequently quoted about banking and related topics, in media outlets ranging from the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report. He has undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School of Business, and received his MBA at Georgia State University. He is a graduate of the LSU School of Banking and Leadership Atlanta (2005). Charlie is a Director of the Buckhead Coalition (Treasurer) and is on the Board of the Georgia Tennis Foundation. He is a past chair of the Atlanta Track Club, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta. He also is a member of the Board of Advisors for the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, is on the Board of Councilors for The Carter Center, and serves on the board of McKenney’s, an Atlanta-based company that is one of the largest mechanical contractors in the United States. Charlie is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, serves on WPO’s board, chaired his chapter’s Spring 2015 meeting, and is a member of CEO (Chief Executives Organization).

Charlie can be reached at (404) 264-7960 or

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