• Chief Financial Operating Officer


    Marc CharonMarc Charon, MBA, CPA, is responsible for NQF operations, including human resources, finance, membership, information technology, and communications. Prior to joining NQF, Marc served as the executive vice president, managing director, and chief operating/financial officer for the Managed Funds Association. His responsibilities included oversight of the association’s daily business operations, membership services and business development, financial administration, human resources, and information technology as well as governance procedures for its Board and leadership committees. In his 10 years with the organization, Marc more than doubled the membership, increased its reserves from less than 10 percent of operating budget to 40 percent, and significantly enhanced respect and recognition of the organization’s brand and mission.

    Marc is a former executive leader at SmithBucklin Corporation, the world’s largest association management company. During his tenure, he held a number of positions simultaneously, including vice president, financial management & accounting services and infrastructure business unit; chief financial officer, American Society for Bone & Mineral Research; and interim chief financial officer, America’s SAP User Group. Prior to SmithBucklin, he was vice president, finance and operations, Mercator Capital, a boutique investment banking and venture capital firm. Earlier in his career, Marc was vice president and general manager, MAC Coffee Service and Vending Company, and supervisor, GAAP financial reporting, Reliance Insurance Group. He began his career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche. He is a graduate of Emory University and earned an MBA from Villanova University.