Charles Schara

Business Leader in Alexandria, Virginia

Charles Schara

Business Leader in Alexandria, Virginia

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Over his career, Charles Schara, president and CEO of CGS Consulting LLC in Alexandria, VA, has demonstrated expertise in organizational development and management. He received his bachelor of arts in economics and accounting from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and subsequently joined Bond Beebe as a certified public accountant (CPA). Charles Schara of VA then became the first CPA hired by GEICO to research accounting standards for insurance companies.

Over nearly 38 years, Mr. Schara served in increasingly responsible leadership roles with GEICO. He became manager of GEICO Life Insurance Companies in 1983, and the following year became assistant vice president in charge of internal audit. At the time, he was the youngest planning center manager (PCM) in company history at age 32 and held the position for more than 29 years, distinguishing himself as the most senior PCM save the company CEO.

Charles Schara left GEICO to become president of CGS Consulting LLC, a VA management and board advisory group. In that role, he has offered services in a variety of management aspects including auditing systems, accounting, and mergers and acquisitions. He also is actively involved in developing and introducing management control systems that allow business leaders to assess performance in comparison to goals.