Directors and Leadership

Charles E. Brock

Charles E. Brock

Charles E. Brock
Director since Aug. 1, 2015

Mr. Brock is president and chief executive officer of Launch Tennessee, a state wide initiative to harness innovation, capital and the entrepreneurial spirit to make Tennessee the best place in the Southeast to start a business. He was formerly the managing partner of FourBridges Capital Advisors, a middle-market investment bank based in Chattanooga that serves clients throughout the Southeast. Mr. Brock has also served as the executive entrepreneur of CoLab, whose mission is to support entrepreneurs in the southeast Tennessee region. Additionally, he is a founding partner of Chattanooga Renaissance Fund, Chattanooga's first angel capital group committed to helping fund and mentor startup companies in the region. In 1998, Mr. Brock helped start Foxmark Media, growing it into one of the nation's leading mall advertising companies, operating in more than 35 markets. As the company's CEO and largest shareholder, he structured three rounds of private financing before selling the company in 2006 to Australian based EYE Corp, one of the world's leading out-of-home media companies. Prior to starting Foxmark, Mr. Brock held marketing and sales positions with Brock Candy Company and its successor, Brach and Brock Confections.

Mr. Brock was an organizer and director of CapitalMark Bank & Trust in Chattanooga. He has commercial banking experience as a loan officer with SunTrust Bank. Mr. Brock is an active member of the Nashville chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization, a worldwide network of more than 9,000 business owners. He serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Club, Outreach Haiti and as endowment chair at Good Shepherd Church. Mr. Brock earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of the South, where he is a former member of the Board of Trustees. He holds a Series 7 and Series 63 license, and is also a Series 24 Registered Securities Principal.

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