Chad Oakley serves as the CEO of Charles Aris Inc. and as the company’s primary practice leader for Strategy & Corporate Development with an industry focus on Consumer Packaged Goods, Industrial Manufacturing and Financial Services.
Prior to joining Charles Aris, Chad worked as a consultant and case team leader in the Boston practice of Bain & Company. At Bain, he focused on solving strategic challenges for clients in a number of industries including software, telecommunications, optical networking, manufacturing and financial services.
Before his time with Bain, Chad earned an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. During business school, Chad spent a summer at Nabisco as a summer associate for the Oreo Cookie portfolio. Prior to business school, Chad served as a business analyst in the Philadelphia practice of Deloitte Consulting, where he focused on industries such as healthcare and pharmaceuticals in addition to oil and gas.
Chad also holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University.
He met his wife, Mindy, at Wharton and together they have three wonderful children. Chad enjoys playing golf and the occasional trek up to Boston for a night of baseball at Fenway Park.
Chad is a proud member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (Southern Seven chapter) and of Vistage CE group 3631.