About Us

Charles Aris Executive Search quickly identifies and delivers world-class leaders who are qualified, available and interested in enhancing a client’s organization. The firm is recognized as the United States affiliate for global executive search alliance InterSearch. For more than 50 years, clients ranging from Fortune 500 firms to emerging innovators have relied on Charles Aris to place A-level talent in high-demand roles. The firm’s expertise, execution, focus on cultural fit and pinpoint deliverables connect leaders with opportunities worldwide in a variety of industries and functions.

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

• Engineering, Operations & Supply Chain
• Executive Leadership
• Finance & Accounting
• Human Capital
• 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
  • Asset Management
  • Chemicals
  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Asset Management
  • Engineering
  • Executive Leadership
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Capital
  • Marketing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations
  • Private Equity
  • Sales
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Best Practices for Working with Executive Recruiters

Recruiting is a nebulous industry with a lot of common misconceptions, according to report by Derek Gracey and Jacob Watkins of search firm  Charles Aris. The recruiters provide a review of best practices they’ve found to be helpful when working with recruiters. Among them: be open, talk early and often, and be familiar with smart phone technology.

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.

Press Releases

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

Food industry leader Luis Tejada joins search firm Charles Aris Inc.

Executive search is a sales-driven industry in which recruiters work to sell top talent on opportunities with client organizations. Some of the most successful performers in the business have deep technical experience in the spaces where they now recruit. Enter Luis Tejada, the newest addition to the Charles Aris team of recruiting practice leaders. Tejada will



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