CHARLES HORN SUMMARY BIO
Charles Horn, a U.S Army veteran, graduated with a B.S. degree in accounting and business law from New York University. He is a lifetime member of the CEO Club International, Inc. where over the years he has spoken, been a round table leader and a member of a Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC) where about a dozen CEO's become an advisory Board of Directors for each other's company. This has been in recognition for quite a few successful entrepreneurial achievements and concepts.
Charles was the CFO of a large private conglomerate where he simultaneously had profit and loss responsibilities for several divisions. His entrepreneurial experience began when he was part of a group of senior executives that bought one of the divisions using leveraged buyout techniques. This division was later taken public by buying an existing public shell. Charles eventually became Chairman of the Board. Other entrepreneurial activities followed.
One of the more interesting and unusual was in the high net worth part of the financial services industry. We actually invented proprietary financial products, programs and concepts, provided them to major insurance companies and then trained their high end agents in hundreds of cities in almost forty states. We even won Trusts & Estates Magazine highly regarded EPIC award for most significant contribution in the insurance category one year. In that regard, in addition to product and concept design, we provided educational and technical support to thousands of insurance agents, attorneys, accountants and financial advisors nationwide.
Needless to say, the traveling requirements were severe and quite burdensome. So I sold my interests to my partner, and happily retired---or so I thought---because I soon got bored and decided to try something else.
Now I am Director, Strategic Alliances with American Credit Card Processing Corporation (ACCPC):
ACCPC is a multi-billion dollar transactional, nationwide processor, headquartered locally in Huntington, N.Y. with about 50,000 accounts nationwide. Because we are privately owned, we are more service oriented, more entrepreneurial, and certainly much less expensive than the giants. In fact, we are known to have the absolute lowest credit card fees in the industry. We are in effect, an independent sales organization (ISO) and the only organization of it's type that can offer next day funding including American Express. We do not charge a premium for this funding advantage.
Charles is also First VP of the Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Member to Member Discount Committee.