Who is Charles Quin Scheibe?

Who is Charles Quin Scheibe? Qualified and experienced businessman, active Coloradan, and driven to serve his community as State Treasurer.

Holding four degrees, Charles’ extensive education further adds to his unique qualifications. He received a BS in Accounting from Trinity University, then went on to gain an M.B.A. from the University of Texas. During his career, he continued to advance his education, earning a law degree from South Texas College of Law, and eventually a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Denver.

Charles is not a career politician. He is an experienced businessman who has spent the past 11 years managing the state of Colorado’s $29 billion budget as the COO/CFO for the Department of Treasury. His experience as CFO has highly prepared him for the State Treasurer’s job, as he has overseen and participated in all of the office’s operations and responsibilities.

Before his work as CFO, Charles spent over 30 years in the private sector, starting as an accountant and auditor. He served 17 years in the banking industry, where he directed financial and accounting services and facilitated public finance. He also founded and managed several of his own startups in the hospitality and professional services industries. Charles then worked for the offices of Deloitte, where he consulted Fortune 500 companies.

Charles is a successful businessman who has started companies, made pay rolls, and created jobs and opportunities. While there are many great candidates running for State Treasurer, Charles’ long career in business, finance, and public service coupled with his unique knowledge of the position make him the most qualified.

Charles is not only an active participant in Colorado’s business community, but also the great outdoors. His passion is running, having completed 204 marathons/ultra marathons, 80 of which have been located in Colorado. Over his running career, he has participated in more than 1,400 races.

Charles loves trail running, because there’s an element of unknown. No two trail races are alike, and you must be able to adapt to the terrain of each race. Charles has learned many lessons while running trails that he has been able to apply to his career. Notably, he completed Rim-to-Rim of the Grand Canyon, which consists of 50 miles of sustaining yourself with what little you can carry on your back. There is an extreme amount of planning and strategizing in running this distance, because many things can and will go wrong.

Through running, Charles has learned to persevere, even when times are difficult and the body wants to stop. He strongly believes that running is a perfect emulation of life, because of the many mental and physical challenges that arise while running. Charles runs for the competition, the stress relief, and to experience the beauty that Colorado has to offer. Many weekends, you will find Charles running.

Treasurer... What does That Even Mean?

Everything you ever wanted to know about the office of State Treasurer but were too cool to ask.

The State Banker

In the simplest terms, the state treasurer is basically the state banker and money manager. The treasurer oversees all of the state’s cash savings, debt and investments. He or she ensures that that the money budgeted for the hundreds of departments, programs and projects is where it needs to be, when it needs to be.

No Red. No Blue. Just Green.

When it comes to how to spend your money, whether it’s on education, public safety, roads and infrastructure, etc., there can be some major differences between political parties. All of the decisions on how to spend your tax dollars are made by our state’s legislators. But, when it comes to managing the state’s money and making sure that every cent that is promised to those entities is actually delivered, well, there’s really just one approach: caution.

The DL on the CFO

In my role as the state’s chief financial officer, I manage professional level staff in the areas of budgeting, finance and analysis of financial operations; prepare cash flow statements for the $29 billion budget for the state of Colorado; analyze legislative proposals for financial impact on the state’s operations and services; and facilitate debt issuances for the state of Colorado, prepare requests for proposals for banking services, financial advisors and legal counsel. I know, riveting stuff. But, the people of Colorado deserve a Treasurer who lives for this arcane stuff and fully understands the ins and outs of managing, investing, tracking the state’s $29 billion budget — in other words, your tax dollars.