Charles Ghini currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Department of Financial Services (DFS). He was appointed to this position in July 2014. He has over 30 years’ experience as a business and technology leader and manager with a diversified background in information technology and product development.
Prior to his current appointment, Charles was the Deputy Director for OIT where he provided strategic direction and oversight of statewide initiatives for DFS. Earlier in his career, he successfully managed and deployed the statewide communication network, MyFloridaNet and was subsequently appointed Director of the DMS Division of Telecommunication (DivTel); which is a self-funded organization that provides telecommunication services to state, local government and radio services to law enforcement. He also served as a communications engineer supervisor for the SUNCOM network, where he developed the State of Florida’s internet presence in the early years of the Worldwide Web’s emergence. Later, he became the Chief Operating Officer of the State Technology Office (STO), with responsibilities for the Shared Resource Center and as the State Telecommunications Director focusing on the SUNCOM network services.
Charles holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Grenoble in France, where he grew up. He also earned a BS in Computer Science from FSU while working for the State of Florida.