About Us

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.

Clients choose and return to Charles Aris for its expertise, execution, focus on cultural fit and pinpoint deliverables. That’s why Charles Aris is trusted by organizations around the world, from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms.

In addition to its industry-specific recruiting practices, Charles Aris addresses your organizational needs across these integral functions as well:

• Engineering & Operations
• Executive Leadership
• Finance & Accounting
• Human Capital & Compliance
• Private Equity & Asset Management
• Sales & Marketing
• Strategy & Corporate Development


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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 functional areas and 10 industries, with the majority of our practice leaders coming from extensive backgrounds in their areas of focus.

  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment Research
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clinical Research
  • Commercial Banking
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Global Markets
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Charles Aris Appoints VP Human Capital and Organizational Development

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR and talent executives looking for a career change. Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris recently expanded with the addition of talent management veteran Danielle Bowman as vice president of human capital and organizational development. “I know I speak for the entire Charles Aris family

Best Practices for Virtual Job Interviewing

As the world increasingly turns to remote work options, virtual interviews are quickly becoming more of the norm. “While qualifying prospective candidates and effectively demonstrating your organization’s culture in a virtual world is complicated, there are many ways to ensure that you are able to get comfortable with and overcome these challenges,” says a new

U.S. Labor Dept. Delivers Springtime Gut Punch

Employment fell by 20.5 million last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent low, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. The changes in these measures reflect the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. The number of unemployed currently stands at 23.1 million.

10 Benefits of Retaining an Executive Search Firm

Organizations typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. These three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. Executive search firms are in the business of finding high impact thought leaders who share the same principles, goals,

Press Releases

Bischoff Earns Promotion to Vice President at Charles Aris Executive Search

(Dec. 21, 2020) Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has promoted Jody Bischoff, an integral part of the company’s Strategy & Corporate Development recruiting team leading the firm’s Healthcare practice, from senior practice leader to vice president. “I am humbled, grateful and beyond excited to be stepping into this new role of vice president and

Kotelnicki Earns Promotion to Associate Practice Leader at Charles Aris Executive Search

(Dec. 21, 2020) Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has promoted Josh Kotelnicki, who helps clients find top talent to fill mission-critical roles across multiple practices at the firm, from senior associate recruiter to associate practice leader. “I’m grateful for the continued opportunities which the Oakleys (founder and chairman Mitch Oakley; CEO Chad Oakley; and

Kijak Earns Promotion to Senior Associate Recruiter at Charles Aris Executive Search

(Dec. 21, 2020) Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has promoted Cates Kijak, a valued team member who recruits across multiple practices, to senior associate recruiter. Since 2018, Kijak has been an active participant in each stage of the firm’s 14-Step Priority Search Process. Her support alongside Charles Aris practice leaders and clients – locating

Desiree Corbett Earns Promotion to Senior Researcher

(Dec. 10, 2020) GREENSBORO, N.C. — Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has promoted Desiree Corbett, a team member who dedicates her professional time to business research across an array of Charles Aris recruiting practices, to senior researcher. Since joining the company in October 2019, Corbett has served as an integral part of its research

Charles Aris Inc. Promotes Ashlee Wagner to Vice President

(Aug, 19, 2020) Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has promoted Ashlee Wagner from senior practice leader to vice president. Wagner is an integral part of the company’s Strategy & Corporate Development recruiting team and leads the firm’s Financial Services practice across banking, insurance, wealth management, credit card, payments and fintech clients. “I wholeheartedly appreciate the support and guidance that



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