Meet The Owner of Express Pensacola

  • Charlie Bockwith - Franchise Owner

  • Charles Bockwith

    Email Charlie at:
    Charles.Bockwith@ExpressPros.com



  • "Our mission is to help good companies in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties find great employees. We are convinced that the economic engine of our country is small businesses, and we are committed to helping small and mid-sized businesses succeed whether through our services or through referrals to our business colleagues and friends." - Charles Bockwith

  • A Pensacola native and Escambia High School graduate, “Charlie” attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida graduating in 1981 with degrees in Finance and Accounting.  After graduating, Charlie held the position as a CPA for 5 years, he then found his calling in Sales. From 1986, Charles was placed in charge of a national marketing and sales organization which he held until 1992. He was then recruited in a Sales Management capacity for a national tax research company as a working manager to sell research tools to CPA's and Attorneys throughout the Southeast until 2000. Which then led to the ultimate purchase of this Express Employment Professionals Office in Pensacola, FL in January 2001.  

    Express is the largest privately held staffing company in the nation and with Charlie's dedication, perseverance, and exceptional leadership skills, he has grown our office to be in the top 100 out of over 800 Express Offices throughout the world.  Our Express Employment Professionals has continuously achieved "Circle of Excellence" status for over 10 years from 2004-2017. Charlie has managed to get our office to host major national Express events, such as Refresh Leadership in April of 2013 that was presented at the Saenger Theatre featuring speakers such as Terry Bradshaw, Amanda Gore and Guy Kawasaki. Charlie has also been a speaker and certified trainer at numerous Express Services International and Regional Leadership Conference sponsored training events. 

    Charlie’s community service includes being Current President of Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers, Past President of Cordova Rotary, A Paul Harris Fellow, Gulf Coast Kids House, and Endowment Board Member – St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. 

    In his spare time, Charlie’s hobbies include spending time with the family, boating and slalom skiing. He is a proud father of two daughters - Ashley, 23, a graduate of the University of West Florida and Lindsay, 19 currently attending the University of South Alabama in the nursing program. He has been a nationally-ranked competitive slalom water-skier since 1974. In fact, in August of 2014 Charlie placed 20th out of 62 skiers at the National Water Ski Championships in San Marcos, TX - where it was his 40 year anniversary of the first time skiing nationals in 1974! One thing is for sure, if you can't find Charlie at the office or working on outside affairs for the business, you can find him in the water. 

    Charlie Bockwith is an exemplary citizen of our community with numerous active roles in community organizations, a loving and caring father, a strong, committed, enthusiastic and inspiring boss, and a leader to all who know him. Our Express Office is truly lucky to have Charles Bockwith on our team.