Charles is the founder/CEO of Lynchpin Technologies and founder/Managing Partner of Lynchpin Capital who has spent his career focused on health care innovation. Previously Charles was a VP at Blackstone in their Global Portfolio Operations group, on the Equity Healthcare team. Before Blackstone he was a VC at Spark Capital focused on health/technology startups and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Highland Capital Partners. He also has worked in the Strategic Financial Planning department of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and spent time as a consultant at Towers Perrin.
He is an advisor/investor in companies and organizations dedicated to health innovation such as Blueprint Health, Startup Health, TEDMED, and Luminary Labs and an angel investor/advisor to companies such as CredSimple, Artemis Health, Sonavex, Greatist, Health Connections, and Imperative. He also has co-authored several Harvard Business School cases and notes on health care technology, innovation, and policy.
Charles received his BA in Public Health from Johns Hopkins, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.