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Charles Kalmbach

Charles Kalmbach


Charles Kalmbach is a professional corporate director. He serves as a member of the board and Audit Committee of Lincoln Educational Systems,, Inc. He has served as a director and Audit Committee member of Midwest Airlines and Resources for the Future, Inc. and has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University Medical Center of Princeton. He has also served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards.

Charles has a rare blend of both global operating experience and strategic consulting background. He has spent a substantial portion of his career in the boardroom, as a director of both public and private companies, a CEO and a director of a multi-national company, an advisor to boards and as an active member of non-profit boards. He is a financial expert and has helped boards and senior management teams in the areas of strategy, leadership, governance, compensation, and risk management. He has a strong background working with complex organizations that are grappling with growth opportunities – particularly outside of North America.

Charles is the former Chief Executive Officer of DBM, Inc., one of the largest providers of human capital and career transition services in the world with 230 offices serving 85 countries. As CEO and Director of DBM, he restructured the company’s global operations, introduced new processes, and grew its profits while expanding the company’s footprint in India and China. Just prior to joining DBM, Charles had been asked by the President of Princeton University, his alma mater, to take on a new role at the school as the university’s first Chief Administrative Officer. As a member of the three person “Office of the President”, he supervised over 4,500 non-academic staff and oversaw the school’s physical plant, including leading the dramatically expanded building program. He used his expertise in human capital development and organization strategy to expand the influence and contributions of the human resource function as well as to create a new long term planning process for the university. He has also served as the Director of the School of Christian Vocation and Mission at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Charles’ seventeen years in strategic consulting with McKinsey, PriceWaterhouse, and Accenture has given him experience and understanding in a broad range of industries including financial services, health care, hospitality, transportation, manufacturing and technology, both domestically and internationally. In addition to leading consulting projects for major clients, he served on Accenture’s Global Management and Global Leadership Councils. He has also been a global practice leader for five different practice areas at Accenture, specializing in human performance, organizational strategy and their link to the enterprises success. He has authored over 25 published articles on engineering, legal and business topics and has written two books.

He has received several degrees (BSE, MA, and PhD) from Princeton University in engineering and applied mathematics. He also holds a JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania in corporate and international law and a M.Div. from the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Charles and his wife live in Princeton, NJ and have four children.