Charles is the Managing Partner (USA) in ICFC Executive Search’s New York office. He has an extensive background in media, commercial and retail property, cinema construction/design, and private equity cinema financing. He is one of the most experienced executives in both the domestic and international cinema industry with over 40 years in exhibition and distribution.
Before joining our team, Charles was the first Chairman and CEO of American Multi Cinema (AMC) International UK (subsequently known as UCI), where he developed, built and operated the first multiplex cinema in the UK and oversaw the expansion of UCI into the largest multiplex cinema exhibitor in Europe.
Charles was also founder and Chairman of EuroPlex Cinemas B.V., with operations in Switzerland, Italy and Greece. He has been involved with Village Roadshow Europe, Lumière Pavilion Cinemas China, Golden Harvest Cinemas Hong Kong and China, Easy Cinema UK, and the Cineplex Odeon Corporation.
During his career he has overseen the site development, building and operation of over 250 cinemas worldwide while living in New York, Philadelphia, London, Paris, Rome and Beijing.
Charles was also a film distribution executive at Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. He transitioned to the exhibition side of the industry where he was instrumental as regional executive in the east coast expansion of AMC Entertainment Theatres.
Charles has been a consultant to various private equity groups in the U.S., UK/Europe and Turkey. During his career, he has professionally been involved with Variety Clubs, Motion Picture Associates Foundation, the American School in London, England, and the British Film and Television School.