Charles Royal serves as Chief Financial Officer for Velocity Solutions, Inc. He oversees the operations of the accounting department and staff. Charles brings thirty years of varied experience in accounting, finance, and business management. His career started in the audit department of KPMG, where he specialized in auditing financial institutions. Following that, he served as the Vice President-Finance for a start up multi-bank holding company. Charles has had extensive experience as a managing director and owner of a commercial real estate firm involved in development, leasing, brokerage and property management. He earned his CCIM commercial real estate designation in 1998. Charles has also served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for a couple of private, closely held businesses.
Charles attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration/Accounting. He passed the CPA exam in the first sitting upon graduation. Charles spent eighteen years in Goldsboro, NC, where he held leadership positions in a number of non-profit organizations, including President of The Volunteer Center of Wayne County, Treasurer of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Chairman and Board Member of the Goldsboro Family Y, and Treasurer of St. Stephens Episcopal Church and its Endowment Fund.
Being back in his hometown of Wilmington, NC, Charles is enjoying living at the beach and boating on a year-round basis. He is an avid tri-athlete, having competed in events of all distances over the past 15 years, including the Ironman Hawaii World Championship in 2005. With all of the dining options in the Wilmington area, Charles now has extra incentive to keep cycling and running.