About Charles McKenna Rial
The principal of Bass Creek Advisors, Ltd. Charles Rial & Associates, Charles McKenna Rial is a financial advisor with experience across multiple sectors and industries. In 1979, he served as the president of Alaska Consulting Group, where his work centered on helping retail clients reduce costs and boost market presence. From 1983 to 1987, he operated Charles Rial & Associates to provide financing solutions through commercial real estate projects and business expansion and acquisitions.
In 1987, Charles McKenna Rial sold his firm to Shorebank Corporation to form Shorebank Advisory Services, where he held the title of founding managing director. Providing strategic development oversight, he increased sales from zero to $4.2 million within six years. In 1994, he became the president of Shorebank Advisory Services’ first full-scale startup, Shorebank Cleveland Corporation. Among his achievements in the role, he raised a total of $75 million in capital, financed 160 entrepreneurs and 800 housing units, and established business incubators totaling 240,000 square feet. Prior to becoming principal of Bass Creek Advisors, Ltd., he held the title of principal of The Riverside Company, where he oversaw the company’s expansion into Western Europe.