OneAscent Promotes Charlie Watkins to Chief Financial Officer

February 26, 2024

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 26, 2024 – OneAscent is proud to announce its promotion of Charlie Watkins to chief financial officer. One of the firm’s first hires, Watkins has been with OneAscent since 2017 and served formerly as vice president, finance. Watkins is responsible for all the company’s financial functions, including accounting, treasury, corporate finance and reporting.

Watkins has been instrumental in building OneAscent’s finance department and leads the financial team. Watkins’ role has expanded significantly during his tenure. He has taken on additional responsibilities in organizational development, information technology and human resources alongside his finance duties, managing key vendor relationships in these areas.

“Over the past six years, Charlie has exhibited exceptional dedication, leadership and an unwavering commitment to our organization’s success,” said CEO, Co-Founder and Senior Lead Advisor Harry Pearson. “His natural leadership abilities and strategic mindset have been evident from the start. I’m excited for Charlie’s next chapter and have full confidence in his ability to continue serving our organization with excellence.”

Watkins’ career spans more than 20 years of experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy. Prior to working with OneAscent, Watkins served as CFO for a senior housing and property development company, as CFO and managing director for a financial services software firm, and as partner and CFO for a senior housing firm.




OneAscent is a family of Kingdom-minded companies driven by our mission to empower stewards to thrive in life and legacy and to bless humanity through values-based financial solutions. OneAscent Financial Services, OneAscent Investment Solutions, OneAscent Wealth Management and OneAscent Family Offices each offer a comprehensive suite of faith-driven strategies and solutions designed to help advisors, investors and stewards live aligned with what they value most. OneAscent’s business model reflects our belief that financial planning and wealth management are engaged partnerships between clients, financial advisors and investment resources. In these areas, we strive for clarity, communication and unity. OneAscent is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. and serves clients through office locations across the United States.

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