About Us

Charles Aris quickly identifies and delivers world-class leaders who are qualified, available and interested in enhancing your organization. Clients choose to interview 89.6% of the candidates we present, and 83% of our placed candidates stay in their new roles for at least three years.

Clients choose and return to Charles Aris for our expertise, execution, pinpoint deliverables and focus on cultural fit, and have been doing so since our founding in 1969. Our services and experience ensure that your hiring needs are met with the best talent in your marketplace.

When you work with us, you will partner with one of our functional recruiting practices to ensure you’re greeted by a team member with robust experience in the type of role you’re seeking to fill. Within our functional practices, you will also work with team members who have experience finding talent in your organization’s specific industry.

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At Charles Aris Inc., the team’s expertise revolves around executive search and recruitment. The firm devotes considerable resources to ensure that their skills will be expertly put across 10 industries and seven functional business areas.

The majority of the team’s practice leaders joined Charles Aris after successful careers in industry. They combine extensive industry knowledge with executive recruiting expertise to ensure you get the right-fit candidate for your most pressing mission-critical roles.

Solutions And Expertise

With more than half a century as its foundation, Charles Aris Inc. quickly identifies and delivers world-class leaders who are qualified, available and interested in enhancing your organization.

Our team recruits across seven core functional areas and 10 core industries, with the majority of our practice leaders coming from extensive backgrounds in their areas of focus

  • Executive Search
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Asset Management
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Data & Analytics
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • FinTech
  • Global Markets
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
  • Business Development
  • C-Level
  • C-Suite
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Charles Aris Combines Finance, Accounting and Corporate Development Teams

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Executive Search has announced that its finance, accounting and corporate development teams have combined as one practice. The groups will now operate as the finance and corporate development practice. “Senior firm leaders agreed on this development after recognizing the value one unified practice will bring to clients seeking specialized expertise at

Charles Aris Names Leader of Financial Services Practice

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Executive Search has appointed Jacob Watkins as head of the financial services practice. “Jacob joined Charles Aris as an associate recruiter shortly after earning a psychology degree from Guilford College, and he knew early in his career that he wanted to pursue a leadership role at the firm,” Charles Aris said

Creating a Positive Hiring Experience and What Recruiters are Looking for on Resumes

When your organization is working to fill a mission-critical role, the hiring process is your chance to leave a lasting impression on both your winning candidates and your runners-up. Creating a positive candidate experience during the interview process will ensure that your interviewees gain a multifaceted understanding of your organization should they land the role,

What to Expect in 2023

2022 was another trend-setting year in the workplace, and there’s still a lot in motion as we begin the new one. Derek Gracey of search firm Charles Aris has highlighted four key talent trends the firm expects in 2023 in a just released report. “It might seem hard to believe, but candidate compensation expectations continue to rise,

Press Releases

Charles Aris Launches New Company to Source Business Acquisitions for Clients

Charles Aris Inc. is excited to announce the launch of its newest venture: Charles Aris Transaction Services LLC. This company will operate independently from Charles Aris Executive Search and focus exclusively on sourcing business acquisitions for a range of clients. Mitch Oakley, Charles Aris founder and chairman, is heading the initiative alongside its newly appointed

Charles Aris Publishes New Strategy Consulting Compensation Studies

Charles Aris recently published two new editions of its industry-leading compensation studies: The 2023 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study and the 2023 Former Consultant Compensation Study. As one of the 30 largest executive search firms in the United States, Charles Aris has received ongoing feedback that these reports serve as useful benchmarking tools for strategy executives

Charles Aris in the Community

Our firm places a high value on giving back to our communities, and our team members have been working alongside several organizations to do so. Read on to learn more about the work we’ve been doing outside the office: Meal packaging for Rise Against Hunger: Charles Aris held a meal packaging event in partnership with

Introducing the Future of Work at Charles Aris

For 50 years, Charles Aris operated almost entirely from its headquarters in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. But in 2022, the firm announced its employees can indefinitely choose whether they want to work in the office, remotely or utilize a combination of both. A major progression at both Charles Aris and in professional culture nationwide, the

Ag Influencer Discusses Sustainability and Farming with Charles Aris

Tara Vander Dussen, an agriculture podcaster, environmental consultant and dairy farmer, joined the Charles Aris team via Zoom on Wednesday, March 30 to debunk common myths about the agriculture industry. Charles Aris officially launched its agriculture recruiting practice in 2022 and has since built out a team to find and place executives into AgTech, agribusiness,



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