Charles is a seasoned quantitative analyst and researcher with over 25 years of experience utilizing data to identify industry trends and opportunities.
Charles joined Cox Automotive in 2017 and has focused on expanding the organization’s research and analysis initiatives, and on the economic and industry outlook for vehicle sales.
Charles comes to Cox after working as Senior Economist at OESA, the automotive supplier trade association, and HIS-Markit where he was Director of Industry Analysis and Senior Economist. At IHS, Charles was responsible for developing and integrating statistical models and economic scenarios into IHS global automotive forecasts.
Charles has also worked for Ford Motor Company's marketing strategy group as well for a number of technology start-up companies. He began his career as a floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade.
Charles earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in applied business economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Charles has won many economic forecasting accuracy awards and is a board member and former President of the Detroit Association for Business Economics and a member of the National Association for Business Economics, the Federal Reserve Bank Automotive Roundtable, and the Society of Automotive Analysts.