Charles (Charley) McNealy

Senior Business Advisor

Viking Mergers & Acquisitions

Phone: 704-409-1879


Viking Mergers & Acquisitions (HQ)
17250 Lancaster Hwy, Ste 601
Charlotte, NC 28277

Charles (Charley) has over 45 years of experience working with entrepreneurs. His career began in public accounting with BDO in 1970 and included serving as the Managing Partner of the Charlotte office for over 20 years. He also was the engagement partner on domestic and international clients in the service, retail, manufacturing, distribution, construction, automotive, software, intellectual property, professional services, and real estate sectors. Since his retirement from BDO in 2009, he has continued working with business owner-founders as an independent consultant. In addition to his role as a consultant and advisor, he helped these clients transition their ownership through management buyouts or sales to third parties. Charley has extensive merger and acquisition experience including valuations, due diligence investigations, acquisition audits, financial and tax structuring and negotiating strategies.

Charley graduated with a degree in Business Administration and a major in Accounting from Western Michigan University in 1969. He began his career with BDO soon after graduation. He has attended numerous continuing education programs including graduating from the Executive Management Program of the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

Charley was raised in Michigan and moved to North Carolina in 1988 to become the Managing Partner of the BDO office in Charlotte. He is married and has three children and four grandchildren. He has been active in many charitable and civic organizations during his career including serving in leadership and Board of Director roles.

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