Charles declared in his 1996 law school graduation year book that, one day, he would be the head of a diversified entertainment and media company. And a little over 15 years later, that proclamation became MACRO. As CEO, he casts the overall vision, mission and strategic goals for all things MACRO and its multiple business verticals. Before launching MACRO in 2015, Charles formerly was Partner/Agent in the Motion Picture Department at William Morris Endeavor (WME). He is the first and, to date, the only African-American to rise from the training program in the Beverly Hills office film and TV group to Partner in the company’s over 100+ year history. Known industry wide for his innovative deal-making, keen eye for talent and strategic long-horizon thinking, Charles has been recognized in Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, Fast Company, NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Complex, Essence, and countless other publications. An active angel investor and dedicated philanthropist, he is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and sits on several nonprofit boards, including the Sundance Institute, the NBA Players Association, Think 450 and College Track, where he serves as National Vice President. Charles holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law.