Charles grew up in Maryland where he attended Elementary and Junior High School. Charles was heavily recruited for Basketball and Soccer. Subsequently, Charles family relocated to the Bay Area in Northern California, where he graduated with honors from high school and received college scholarship to play soccer. Following undergrad, Charles entered the United States Air Force Reserve. Charles’ late father was a Physician and his mother is a retired registered nurse and financial investment portfolio analyst.
As an Aircraft Pneudraulics Specialist in the United States Air Force, Charles keen interest and expertise in computer science launched a career in Information Technology. In 1997, Charles secured venture capital and subsequently launched a few successful startups in Silicon Valley and ultimately his own consulting companies: Ross-Wheeler & Associates and Charles Wheeler Consulting, LLC. Subsequently, both companies were ultimately acquired by larger companies due to successful growth.
In 2003, Charles and his family returned to Maryland. Charles began working in Washington, D.C. for the Environmental Protection Agency as a certified Technical Program Management Professional. As a Cybersecurity and Cloud Subject Matter Expert, Charles has consulted on behalf of the U.S. Air Force, U. S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Department of Treasury, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, NASA, Deloitte, Accenture, Washington Hospital Center and CareFirst (BlueCross/BlueShield) amongst other Federal Agencies. Charles currently supports the Department of Defense at The Pentagon.
Charles is a forward-thinking entrepreneur that is always focused on leadership development, continuous improvement, VIP Networking, and economic empowerment for minorities; to foster global expansion for the next generation of young leaders.
In 2013, Charles launched Five Star Consulting Group in Maryland. www.fivestarcg.com is a Brand Marketing & Public Relations Firm providing VIP Networking Event Management and Travel Concierge services.
In 2019, Charles launched Five Star Technology Solutions, LLC which currently supports clients in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Northern California. Based in Maryland, Five Star Technology Solutions, LLC is Minority Women-Owned (MWOB) and Service Veteran Operated (SVO) Management Consulting Enterprise providing Information Technology Cybersecurity & Cloud expertise via Program/Project Management for Agile or Waterfall (SDLC) Systems Development Life-Cycle for Applications for Federal Agencies and private sector clientele.
Charles and his wife Melony are the very proud parents of two sons. Chaz Sanborn Wheeler (age 32) and Stephen Mychal Wheeler (age 29). Outside of work, Charles enjoys swimming, skiing, tennis, golf, photography and travel.
Charles currently serves as an At-Large Board Member for 100 Black Men Prince George’s County Chapter, INC. In addition, Charles serves as a Technology Oversight and Resource Development Committee Member for 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Lastly, Charles is a mission focused team leader and mentor who welcomes the opportunity to provide quality technical support and excellent customer service for all customers to ensure best practices success for the entire team and organization.