Charles (Chuck) Sykes was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated in August 2004.
Mr. Sykes joined the Company in 1986, working his way through the ranks, from various administrative roles while attending school, to a junior sales representative in the Telecommunications Division to various middle-management roles. This extensive career at SYKES has resulted in a comprehensive knowledge of the Company. His experience in operations, accounting, professional services, recruitment, and sales and marketing enable him to manage SYKES' client relations and the ongoing success of global operations. Mr. Sykes’ executive positions with the company since 1999 include Vice President of Sales, North America; Group Executive, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Alliances; and Senior Vice President of Global Operations. Mr. Sykes was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in July 2003.
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mr. Sykes majored in mechanical engineering at North Carolina State University. He is very involved in his community, serving on the board of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Trustee of the University of Tampa, and Chairman of the Tampa Bay Partnership. Mr. Sykes is also a director of Feeding America of Tampa Bay, Inc. and Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, and is a member of the Florida Council of 100. In 2010 Mr. Sykes was voted as Tampa Bay’s top business leader in the St. Petersburg Times Annual Leadership Survey of the Business Community.