The Information Technology Architect Corporation
Charles H. Harrell II is the President of The Information Technology Architect Corporation dba The IT
Architect Corporation (ITA).
His career started in Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch, Fenner and Price where he championed the
raising of capital for middle market organizations. However, he officially transitioned into the technology
industry in May 2003 as a founder of ITA, a technology and communications firm which specializes in the
design, implementation, and management of the automation of business processes with innovative IT
and communications solutions.
His commitment as a business and civic leader is reflected by the following committees and boards for
which he sits. As of 2018, he is a corporate member of the Aviation Minority Advisory Council (AMAC).
On September 2011, he was appointed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to its
Diversity Advisory Committee; also, he is an active member of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce
on the information technology committee for which he won an award for Business of the Year.
Additionally, he also serves on the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) with the
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC) as a Supply Chain Integration Committee
Member for which he received the Maye Foster Thompson Minority Business Advocate Award. Most
recent accomplishments are the Chicago Urban League – Building Controls Automation Award and the
Chicago Defender – Men of Excellence Award.
Lastly, he has participated in the U.S. Small Business Administration Contractor Teaming Program; the
Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) ERATE participant; the Internship Desk and the Illinois
Institute of Technology Academic Career Education Program (ACE) as a Business Mentor Program
participant, AT&T Business Growth Acceleration program, Northwestern Kellogg Ascend Advanced
Management Education program, Chicago Urban League nextConstruction program and most recently
the SBA Emerging Leaders program, the Capital One Catapult program and Joseph Business School,
business and entrepreneurship program.
Charles H. Harrell II graduated from Michigan State University with his BA in Finance and received his JD
(Corporate and Tax Law) from University of Miami School of Law.