October 13, 2021 – Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Executive Search has opened a new office in Washington, D.C. The firm was prepared for the expansion in 2020, but the pandemic put the plans on hold until now. The office will allow the search firm to strengthen relationships with existing clients and establish connections with new organizations. “The opening of the D.C. office is also a key step toward the firm’s long-term growth objectives,” the firm said. “The decision to expand the firm’s presence into the D.C. market is part of a long-term strategy for growth,” said Allen Oakley, chief operating officer. “The exceptional team members we currently have in place in the city will serve as the foundation for leadership and further expansion. The D.C. market provides a wealth of diverse talent from prestigious colleges and universities which will assist in the firm’s internal staffing needs.”
Currently staffed by senior practice leader TJ Deal, marketing associate Anabella Berti and marketing manager Sydney Olszewski, the firm has plans to expand the D.C. team and is actively recruiting new talent. Mr. Deal is a senior practice leader with a functional focus on strategy and corporate development. He specializes in recruiting A-level corporate development and M&A talent for private equity portfolio companies.
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Established nearly 50 years ago, Charles Aris is a search industry pioneer focused on senior-level assignments within the strategy and business development, private equity, consumer/ retail, finance and accounting, sales and marketing, education, executive leadership, engineering and operations, chemicals and agribusiness sectors.
Last year, Charles Aris added talent management veteran Danielle Bowman as vice president of human capital and organizational development. Before joining Charles Aris, Ms. Bowman was senior director of talent management, human resources, for Primo Water Corp. in Winston-Salem, NC. Prior to that, she served for three years as associate vice president of talent management for dormakaba Americas and earlier spent nearly a decade with Ralph Lauren, where she rose to senior director of learning and organizational development within the company’s global operations team.
Ms. Bowman spearheads Charles Aris’ human resources support and its organizational development strategy. Her responsibilities include implementation of the firm’s continuous improvement plan, performance management strategies, and talent acquisition and retention efforts.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media