Charles Shapiro

Managing Partner, Stratos Wealth Partners

Charles Shapiro is the managing Partner for Western operations for Stratos Wealth Partners. Stratos is a partner run wealth and financial management firm that specializes in the practice and execution of comprehensive financial planning and implementation services. The firm is structured as a network of experienced financial services practitioners spread throughout the country.

As a colleague with Ibis Capital, Charles is responsible for the development, and coaching of the firm’s principals and advisors, He offers his years of experience to guide the strategy and direction of many of the firm’s initiatives.

Charles has spent his entire career in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Stratos Wealth Partners, he spent the last 16 years with Smith Barney. Before taking on a number of leadership roles with that organization, Charles was a successful Wealth Advisor and operated his own planning practice. During that time he ranked first nationally in client management by assets and revenue in his peer group. Charles then transitioned into management and held a number of leadership positions within Smith Barney on both the East and West Coasts. Prior to Smith Barney’s merger with Morgan Stanley in 2009, he was responsible for the largest complex of Smith Barney retail branch locations in Southern California. Collectively these offices managed $6 billion in client assets, assisting a clientele that numbered in the thousands.

Charles earned his degree from Tufts University and holds the FINRA Series 3, 7,8,63 registrations.  He also holds the Series 65 registration through Stratos Wealth Partners. He spends his personal time enjoying his family and is an avid triathlete and tennis player.


Charles Shapiro is a registered representative with and securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Stratos Wealth Partners, Ltd., a registered investment advisor and a separate entity from LPL Financial.

Charles Shapiro