Charles Gross earned the degrees Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Tech and Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. His curriculum included extensive studies in micro-economics, macro-economics, finance, accounting, marketing, and all areas of business management. He served for three years in the United States Army as a Counterintelligence Agent during the Vietnam Era. After completing military service, he worked for several small and medium businesses, taught Economics and Finance at a private high school, and worked for Delta Air Lines for 24 years, primarily in software development. Upon leaving Delta in 2001, he worked for six years as a contractor to the Department of Homeland Security providing training and evaluating for the Transportation Security Administration airport security personnel. His work experience includes a unique combination of military service, government contract, academia, and small to large private business. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, currently living in South Carolina.