NQF Names New Chief Financial Operating Officer 

NOV 09, 2017

CONTACT: Sofia Kosmetatos

NQF Names New Chief Financial Operating Officer

Washington, DC
—The National Quality Forum (NQF) has selected Marc Charon, MBA, CPA, as the organization’s chief financial operating officer. In this role, Charon is responsible for NQF operations, including finance, membership, information technology, and communications.

Prior to joining NQF, Charon served as the executive vice president, managing director, and chief operating/financial officer for the Managed Funds Association (MFA). His responsibilities at MFA 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, Charon more than doubled the MFA 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 seasoned professional who brings to NQF impressive experience in building, managing, and growing member-based-organizations,” said Shantanu Agrawal, NQF president and CEO. “As NQF continues its significant transformation, it is great to have Marc on the leadership team, contributing his proven skills in long-term planning and strategic solutions.”

Charon is a former executive leader at SmithBucklin Corporation, where he held a number of positions simultaneously, including vice president of the 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, Charon 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.


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