Darlington School: Podcast Episode 18: A Chat with Charles Bamford ('55) 
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Podcast Episode 18: A Chat with Charles Bamford (’55)

July 29, 2021 | 170 views

Welcome to Episode 18 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this Darlington Connects episode, Julie Lucas ('97), chief advancement officer, catches up with Charles Bamford ('55), a recruiter in the energy industry since 1986. Julie and Charles chat about his time at Darlington and Georgia Tech and how his curiosity about technology has guided his career. 

In 2012, Charles’ firm, Rockwood Energy Search, began focusing on clean energy companies. Seeing an opportunity to work on important issues and in rapidly-growing job sectors, Rockwood now works exclusively in renewables, primarily in the solar and energy storage sectors. Clean Energy Careers, a sister company of Rockwood Energy Search, is his subscription-based consulting service for cleantech technologies and the industries that use them. Companies in those areas rely on him to find candidates who are committed to improving the planet’s climate health and qualified to do the work that will help them succeed. 

Charles has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a MBA in Quantitative Methods from The Stern School of Business at New York University. He has lived in South Florida, Georgia, the Texas Gulf Coast, Boston, Los Angeles, New Jersey (THE SHORE) and now lives in New York City.

About Darlington Connects: Darlington Connects

Every member of the Darlington Community has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. By supporting each other's careers and life goals, we are better connecting our students, alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents.

  • Share more about your career in a Darlington Connects spotlight
  • Lend your expertise to a current student or recent graduate
  • Connect with others in your field or your geographic area via our Alumni Directory or our Darlington Connects group on LinkedIn
  • Volunteer to be one of our guest speakers at Career Day

Please email connect@darlingtonschool.org to get in touch with Charles or to get involved with the program.  


The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the Communication, Advancement, and I.T. teams, and is hosted by various members of the faculty and staff. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitweiler ('22) and Katherine Davidson ('22). Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice and editing and production is handled by Jennifer Collins, content manager.

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org