Charles H Green


Charles Green began working in his parent’s small business at age 8, and attended many “board meetings” around the dinner table. Today he is an eminent authority on small businesses with over 30 years of advising, financing, and investing in business owners and entrepreneurs. He consults with small business owners through publications, seminars, and direct engagement on a broad range of business financing topics through Charles Green & Company.

He has experience as a commercial banker, venture capitalist, business advisor and business owner, and he founded and served as President/CEO of Sunrise Bank of Atlanta. Charles has had clients from more than 30 countries and served as corporate director for several businesses in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe, including a NASDAQ-listed company.

More recently, he founded Small Business Finance Institute to foster and develop organizations which create jobs, improve communities, and change lives through successful entrepreneurship and better financial management.

Charles authored several books and articles about business financing, including The SBA Loan Book (Adams Media), the bestselling book on its topic. He has been interviewed about small business financing by CNNCNBCNBCABCCBSFOXBloombergBusiness WeekEntrepreneurInc.SuccessEssenceCrain’s BusinessFortune Small BusinessReutersAP RadioBusiness Radio, and other print and electronic media outlets.

He earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Alabama and completed the Stonier National Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton School of Business. He serves as Chair of the Fulton County Arts Council and as a Director of the Atlanta Medical Center. In 2005 he was named the Financial Services Champion by the Georgia District of theU.S. Small Business Administration. Charles resides in midtown Atlanta, GA and may be contacted at or