Charles McCarthy is an accomplished Enterprise Architect, having honed his skills and expertise over 20 years as an IT executive and consultant. An expert in the fields of data warehousing
and business intelligence, he has advised Fortune 500 and mid-market firms alike on the effective use of such technologies.
As Managing Director with Canopach Charles is responsible for overseeing the implementation of off-the-shelf systems and custom-developed applications. He advised clients on emerging technologies such as Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Interactive Data and the Semantic Web.
Prior to co-founding Canopach, Charles was Vice President and Enterprise Architect at Fidelity Investments, responsible for the administrative systems that support the office of finance. During his tenure, he also led a team in an Agile program that delivered an enterprise cost and profitability platform. The $30M initiative, three years in development, enabled the firm to implement a transformation program that ultimately reduced annual IT spend by more than $900M.
Charles also spent six years as a Senior Director with The Hackett Group where he supported clients in the implementation of analytic solutions for planning / budgeting and forecasting, and the analysis of key processes in sales, marketing and supply chain with tools from SAP, Oracle and IBM.
Prior to The Hackett Group, Charles co-founded a data warehousing and OLAP systems integration consultancy. In less than three years, working under the pressures of a bootstrapped business, he drove growth to over $10M in annual sales and headcount to almost 100. At a critical financing juncture, the company was sold to a well-financed, high velocity startup (Answerthink) which IPO'ed in 1998.
Charles has extensive client experience with Financial Services firms, discrete and lean manufacturers and retailers. His considerable domain knowledge of financial and supply chain processes are a strong complement to his technical expertise.
Charles received a BS in Applied Mathematics and Business Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1982. He lives in the suburbs of Boston with his wife Sandra and his children, Andrew and Samantha.