Charles became a partner with Pyke & Pyke, P. C. in 1987 and has been associated full-time with the firm since 1981. He is licensed by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant and by the International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners. The State of Texas and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) also license Mr. Pyke as a securities representative. Charles is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, the Financial Planning Association, the Dallas Chapter of CPAs and the Dallas Estate Planning Council. He has experience in numerous positions of responsibility in both the public and private sector including serving as an independent executor and administrator of estates and on the Board of Directors of various non-profit organizations, homeowners associations and his church. Charles has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas and has continued his education by focusing on the areas of individual, trust and estate taxation; small business planning and taxation; representation before the Internal Revenue Service; personal financial planning and business and personal retirement planning.