Charles F. Parks

Charles F. Parks

President/CEO

A Salisbury native, Charles came from humble beginnings as one of six children born to a police officer. His upbringing shaped his work ethic and determination to succeed and experience life to the fullest. It’s also this drive and passion that keeps him working diligently to help his clients achieve their goals, allowing them to live brilliantly.

Prior to establishing C F Parks, Charles began his career in finance as a registered representative for a regional brokerage firm in 1982. He always knew, however, that he wanted to start his own firm. In 1985 he founded C F Parks and has grown it to a thriving firm and has received national recognition for his achievements and experience in investment management and finance.

When he’s not working in the office you’ll probably find him working on his golf game (he’s had two holes-in-ones but would love to add a third!). Charles and his wife Lynne have traveled extensively and enjoy exploring new cities and countries. An avid sports fan, he also cheers on his Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets as much as possible.

Anyone who knows Charles will tell you he is consumed with making his clients’ lives better. He lives brilliantly by seeing his clients through the good as well as the challenging times and receives tremendous fulfillment in doing so. Charles lives by the philosophy of not getting overwhelmed with the negativity that often surrounds us, but by helping each other improve and succeed. His positivity, warmth and wealth of experience shines through in all his endeavors.

Charles has been named a 2022 Five Star Wealth Manager. He was also named in 2014 and 2015. Read more about Charles' award in Charlotte Magazine.