Chuck is the co-founder and CEO of HDVI – a company transforming the commercial vehicle insurance market through data and technology. Chuck is also a board member, advisor, consultant and investor with multiple companies and private equity firms. Chuck focuses in the areas of next generation insurance and financial services (Insurtech and Fintech), innovative freight and logistics, and innovative mobility/next generation transportation -- and the intersection between the three. Chuck has held senior operating roles in leading consumer financial services and technology companies including: Co-founder and senior executive for eight years at Esurance (acquired by Allstate for $1 billion in 2011); Head of Operations at Automatic Labs (connected car platform company acquired by SiriusXM for $120 million in 2017); President at uSell.com (eCommerce platform company for sale of used mobile consumer electronics), and CEO at Ustream.TV (live video broadcast platform company acquired by IBM for $130 million in 2016).
Chuck’s started his career as an Air Force instructor pilot, first teaching young men and women to fly at undergraduate pilot training in Lubbock Texas, and then flying the C-130 Hercules in Frankfurt Germany and Willow Grove Pennsylvania.
Chuck’s education includes a BS from the US Air Force Academy, an MBA from the Wharton School, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Born and raised in central Connecticut, Chuck now lives with his family in Northern California’s Bay Area. He enjoys snowboarding, skiing, flying, community service, cooking and wine, and various forms of personal fitness.