In addition to being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner, Charles Thompson has earned the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation from the American Bankers Association, the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) designations from the Wharton School/Int’l Foundation for Employee Benefit Plans, and the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®) designation from the College for Financial Planning. Charles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Morehead-Cain scholarship. Prior to joining Parsec in 2018, he managed retirement plan administration and participant education for large corporate and non-profit clients. His career began as an investment advisor with a regional bank brokerage. An avid adventurer and world traveler, Charles settled in Asheville in 2008 and married his wonderful wife Lindsay. He spends his free time exploring the mountains of WNC with his wife and daughters or planning their next big adventure.