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

Charles Aris Promotes Four Team Members

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. announced promotions for Jill Jitima, Ashlee Wagner, T.J. Deal and Joe Caporaso. Jill Jitima Ms. Jitima moves from the firm’s strategy & corporate development practice leader to vice president. In her new role, Ms.

Charles Aris Strengthens Search Staff
Charles Aris Peter Uber Food Beverage

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has expanded with the addition of Peter Uber as its newest colleague. He will focus on recruiting senior-level sales and marketing leaders on behalf of clients in the food & beverage industry. Mr. Uber brings an extensive background in shaping sales and marketing programs for a variety of organizations.

What to Really Consider When Hiring a Search Firm
Hiring Search Firm

Organizations justifiably take many criteria into account when considering partnering with an executive search firm. But which ones are the most important? A new report by Mitch Oakley, founder and CEO of search firm Charles Aris, lays out the questions to ask when selecting a recruiting firm for your next big assignment. Various studies have underscored

Charles Aris Announces Promotions
Charles Aris Promotions

Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has recently announced promotions for Ashlee Wagner, Heather Porter, and T.J. Deal. Ms. Wagner has been named as senior associate practice leader. As a key member of the firm’s strategy & corporate development recruiting practice, she will focus on placing senior leaders with client organizations in the financial services industry. Prior

Press Releases

Blair Bass to Lead Charles Aris Inc.’s Aerospace & Defense Recruiting

GREENSBORO, NC, February 16, 2017 — Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. is expanding its recruitment services once more, thanks to Blair Bass, an Engineering & Operations practice leader focused on placing operational leaders with client organizations in the Aerospace & Defense industry. Blair has senior leadership experience in business management / operations consulting. He has

Charles Aris Inc. Adds ENGAGE Talent Tools To Its Recruiting Intelligence Suite

GREENSBORO, NC, February 15, 2017 — Charles Aris Inc. is proud to announce its selection of ENGAGE Talent, a sourcing platform that combines big data and predictive analytics, as the executive search firm continues to enhance its recruitment services for client organizations. Built to deliver timely business intelligence and greater sourcing efficiency, ENGAGE software tools will enable

Charles Aris Inc. Earns LEED Certification from U.S. Green Building Council

GREENSBORO, NC, September 16, 2016 — Nationally ranked executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has been awarded a LEED Silver certified rating for its headquarters in downtown Greensboro. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities which are designed,

Charles Aris Inc. Ranked Among Top 11 Executive Recruiting Firms Nationally

GREENSBORO, NC, May 2, 2016 — Charles Aris Inc. is proud to be ranked by Forbes Magazine among the top 11 executive search firms in the United States. The Charles Aris team was also recognized for receiving a “disproportionately high number of client recommendations.” Forbes collaborated with online statistics provider Statista to compile a list of America’s Best



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