Charles Hart has been the Executive Director and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Call of the Sea since 2011. It is a non-profit marine environmental education organization dedicated to connecting people to the sea while building the 132’ Brigantine Matthew Turner for service in 2017.
Prior to this position he served as the Chairman, President and CEO of MediaAlive, Inc. and CEO of Micronics Computers, Inc., a $100M publicly held, high technology company in Silicon Valley. Before Micronics, he was a founding member of the Board of Directors and active in the launch of InsWeb Corporation, which went public in 1999. Prior to InsWeb, he spent three years in the global networking security industry with both Semaphore Communications Corporation and Phaser Systems, Inc. as President and CEO. Mr. Hart has also held CEO positions with other innovative hardware and software companies, including LAN pioneer Nestar Systems, Inc. and Etak, Inc., a leader in geographic information and vehicle navigation systems. He is on the Board of Advisors of Brookside Capital of San Francisco, and Chairman of the Board of DGS, LLC. of San Diego. A few years ago, Mr. Hart was named to the Micro Times 50, a roster of the “fifty most influential people in the computer industry.”
His community involvement includes: Past President and member of the Board of Directors of The HealthStore Foundation, a non-profit serving Africa, past Chairman of the Board of the San Jose Symphony, past CEO of the Ballet San Jose, past president and co-founder of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) of Silicon Valley, and was elected as the Commodore of the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. As an officer in the United States Air Force, he served as a Squadron Commander. Mr. Hart earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland and Stanford University’s AEA Executive Institute in the Graduate School of Industrial Engineering.