Chief Executive Officer: Solidus, Inc. Partner/Owner: Accubranch LLC.
Mark Charette has been leading design and construction efforts for the financial industry for over 35 years as CEO of Solidus, Inc. He is also a partner-owner in the branch location experts and real estate firm, Accubranch, LLC. His vision to modernize bank branches by designing around delivery channels and data has produced many novel designs for a new generation of retail banking platforms. Financial is a notoriously tough industry for selling, but Solidus enjoys 92% client retention thanks largely to Mark’s relationship-focused and transparent sales method. In addition, his unique collaborative approach to construction—an industry noted for conflict and litigiousness—has enabled him to assemble successful cohesive teams, with his company never having been subject to a lawsuit.
Mark is dedicated to providing community banks and credit unions the opportunity to compete with the nationals in terms of architecture, branding, and convenience. His drive to improve industry efficiencies and eliminate unnecessary waste earned him a coveted CoreNet Global Innovator’s Award in 2010, for his role in Operation Mindshift, a think-tank dedicated to revolutionizing design and planning in the commercial space.
Mark has always been invested in his community and his numerous endeavors include his role as Committee Chair for Troop CT-1635 Trail Life USA; Board of Advisors, Hartford City Mission; Deacon Chair at First Church of Christ; corporate sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity; Trustee of the Connecticut Opera, and a contributor to the New Canaan Society. He lives in Glastonbury, CT with his wife of 32 years, Colette, and is devoted to his children and grandchildren.
Solidus Website: www.gosolidus.com
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- BA Marketing – Syracuse University