Charlie Chanaratsopon is a Thai-American entrepreneur. He is most notable for founding Charming Charlie, the colorful national chain of stores that sells women’s jewelry and accessories. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, he grew up immersed in the accessory business. Chanaratsopon founded Charming Charlie in 2005, at the age of 26, in Houston (HQS).
In 2010, Charming Charlie received the “Hot Retailer of the Year” award from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the “Marketer of the Year” award in the Retail Category from the American Marketing Association (AMA). Within the same year, Charlie was honored with Ernest & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in the Retail Category. In 2013, the company was ranked No. 745 on Inc. Magazine’s annual list of “Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Businesses” and honored with The Accessories Council’s “Specialty Retailer” ACE Award.
Chanaratsopon is the co-founding partner of Quantor Capital, a multi-family office focusing on public and private investments, investment advisory, and family office services. He is also the co-founder/managing partner of CJS group. CJS group invests and develops real estate. He is also a venture partner at Torch Capital, a consumer-focused venture capital fund.
Charlie earned his BBA from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and received his MBA from Columbia Business School. He is an active member of YPO (Young Presidents' Organization). He is married and has two children.
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