CHARLES BARTHELEMY CEO, Barthelemy Commercial Capital, LLC
Founder & CEO of Barthelemy Commercial Capital, Charles has over 20 years of stable experience in the banking and financial industry. His humble beginnings started in 1997 at Bankcard, a division of Wachovia Bank, managing the collection department. He advised consumers and businesses with defaulted credit accounts. In 1999, he was hired at Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) as a personal banker and was later promoted to business banker, financial specialist and trainer to supervise multiple branches in the Metro Atlanta area. He became knowledgeable in a spectrum of banking services and products such as asset management, wealth management, real estate lending, corporate and investment banking. Charles referred over $25 million in investment instruments to other licensed investment bankers.
In 2002, while still a business banker at Wachovia Bank overseeing multiple branches, he founded Barthelemy Enterprises as a sole proprietor. Charles developed viable relationships during his tenure at Wachovia Bank with other lenders, accredited investors and many high net worth individuals and discovered a niche for raising private equity funding and venture capital for large commercial and real estate projects. In 2007, Barthelemy Enterprises, now Barthelemy Commercial Capital, LLC, was registered with the Georgia Secretary of State. Under his leadership and expertise, Barthelemy Commercial Capital has grown into a reputable firm that has closed over $140 million dollars in private equity, small business and commercial loans with access to over $500 million in capital. Barthelemy Commercial Capital is featured as a preferred lender with Dun and Bradstreet Access to Capital, Money to Mainstreet and remains in good standing with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ Rating.
Mr. Barthelemy and his management team at Barthelemy Commercial Capital, contributes to the community by offering free business seminars at Atlanta Public Libraries called “Think Outside the Box”. “Think Outside the Box” seminars educate startups, small business owners and entrepreneurs about business basics, business economics, business credit, and access to capital. He is an energetic, informative, engaging and entertaining motivational speaker and business financial expert who is available for speaking engagements for both small and large audiences, events and corporate trainings all over the world.
Charles is a 1994 Graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelors in Liberal Arts & Sciences with a Major in Speech Communications and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Along with being one of the hardest working individuals in the commercial banking world, he is a well-balanced and happily married family man with three grown daughters and is a grandfather to two boys whom he cherishes.