Charles “Chuck” Matthews is a Director in PFM’s financial advisory practice and is based in the Philadelphia office. He rejoined the firm in March 2021 after spending the last decade as an investment banker with RBC Capital Markets and most recently Janney Montgomery Scott. He began his public finance career at PFM in 1996 and prior to that in municipal bond sales, trading and underwriting with First Albany Corporation.
Charles advises clients throughout PFM’s Mid-Atlantic and South footprint. He has worked on financings for various credit structures throughout his career including, General Municipal, Water and Sewer, Transportation, K-12, Higher Education and Health Care. Some of his clients include the City of Philadelphia (PA), the City of Norfolk (VA), the City of Wilmington (DE), Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, SEPTA (PA) and MARTA (GA), The School District of Philadelphia and Temple University Health System to name a few.
Charles resides in Philadelphia and is active in his community having served on several boards in his neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia and volunteering his time with youth sports organizations. Most recently he co-founded a grass roots non-partisan campaign called Cycle To Vote to increase voter turnout and promote voter education and awareness in the Philadelphia area during the 2020 election.
Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University and a Master of Science in Finance from The George Washington University as well as his Series 50 (Municipal Advisor Representative) license.