Charles Galante has over 25 years of experience in private equity and corporate banking. His most recent role was as Head of U.S. Corporate and Investment Banking at Santander Bank, based in New York City. In 2018, Charles retired from Wall Street to pursue personal interests, and seek out opportunities to serve on corporate and non-profit boards. He joined the TCF Board of Directors in 2020.
Charles is currently a co-owner and board member of Susana Balbo Wines, a winery in Mendoza, Argentina. In addition, Charles is President of the Galante Family Foundation, which focuses on orthopedic research, cancer research and education. He also serves on the board of Horizons and is a mentor and sponsor in the Shepherds Mentors program, based in Bridgeport, CT.
Charles received his B.A. from Hamilton College, a M.A. from University of Chicago and a M.B.A. from Thunderbird. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Charles has lived in Darien, CT, since 1999, together with his wife and four children.