Charlie Chanaratsopon is a Thai-American entrepreneur and investor. He is most notable for founding Charming Charlie, the colorful 290 national chain of stores that sells women’s jewelry and accessories.
With the launch of Charming Charlie, Chanaratsopon created an innovative concept that brought high-style and unrivaled value to the women’s jewelry and accessory categories. Combined with a unique product and merchandising strategy that is centered on a broad assortment of color, Charlie Chanaratsopon created an entirely new and fun shopping experience that did not go unnoticed.
In 2010, he was honored with Ernest & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in the Retail category and in 2015, Forbes named him “America’s 40 Most Successful Young Entrepreneurs.”
Chanaratsopon is also the co-founding partner of Quantor Capital, a multi-family office focused on private investments and investment advisory. The co-founder/managing partner of CJS group, a real estate investment company, and a venture partner at Torch capital, a consumer-focused venture capital fund.
Charlie Chanaratsopon has a BA from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is also an active member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization).