Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Charlie has been in banking since 1985. He 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. Charlie started his banking career in New York 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 He has undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School of Business, and received his MBA at Georgia State University. He also is a graduate of the LSU School of Banking and Leadership Atlanta (2005). Charlie is a Director of the Buckhead Coalition, for which he serves as Treasurer, and is on the Board of the Georgia Tennis Foundation. He is the immediate 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 was the 2014 MS Leadership Class Honorary Chairperson for the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, serves on WPO’s board, and is the Chair of his chapter’s Spring 2015 meeting.

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

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