About Us: Leadership

Michael A. Charles, CFP

Michael A. Charles, CFP®, CPA
Vice President and Portfolio Manager

Michael A. Charles earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Business Administration from Butler University. He began his career by performing various functions in accounting, auditing, and corporate financial analysis where he earned his Certified Public Accountant designation. In 1990, Mr. Charles transitioned to the financial services industry, focused on managing private investment portfolios and providing personal financial planning for high net worth individuals. While at NatCity Investments, he earned his Certified Financial Planner™ designation and successfully established and managed the financial planning department serving over 200 of the firm’s financial advisors and their clients. Mr. Charles joined Wallington Asset Management in 2012 from TIAA-CREF where he spent over five years serving high net worth clients as a Wealth Management Advisor. In his role at Wallington Asset Management, Mr. Charles is primarily responsible for financial planning and portfolio management. He is also involved in security analysis and serves as a member of Wallington Asset Management’s Investment Selection Committee.