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Executive Search

Ashlee Wagner earns promotion to senior associate practice leader


Charles Aris Inc. has expanded its executive recruitment services with the promotion of Ashlee Wagner to 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.

Wagner has quickly cemented herself as one of the executive search firm’s top performers, earning three promotions in as many years and being named…

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Executive Search

Just say “no” to executive recruiters


by Heather Porter
Senior Associate Practice Leader at Charles Aris Inc.

There’s one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to recruiters: We’re persistent.

And rightfully so – when a great potential candidate is identified, it’s our job to connect that talented professional with a client organization. Yet we don’t want to be that annoying recruiter who keeps calling about something that ultimately isn’t going to be an excellent fit for all…

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Executive Search

Top recruiter Heather Porter shifts gears in pursuit of industrial sales leaders


by Joe Metts
Marketing Associate at Charles Aris Inc.

Executive recruitment 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 executive search have deep technical experience in the space where they now recruit. Other high achievers, equally successful, are masters of the art and science of executive recruiting.

Charles Aris senior associate practice leader Heather…

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Executive Search

The impact of bonus season on your hiring process


by Jillian Jitima
Senior Practice Leader at Charles Aris Inc.

Just last week, I had a conversation with a potential candidate who seemed a slam dunk for a Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy role we are working on here at Charles Aris.

He said that this is the exact type of position he would want when he leaves consulting. He had the requisite education, the experience, the industry focus – he was even local to our client and would not need to relocate….

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Executive Search

What to consider when selecting an executive search firm


by Mitch Oakley
Founder & Chairman at Charles Aris Inc.

Organizations justifiably take many criteria into account when considering an executive search firm. Which are most important?

Various studies have underscored the true cost of a bad hire (this Fast Company infographic is a good place to start). So it’s hardly surprising when any given company’s seemingly simple decision to hire the right talent for mission-critical roles influences and drives that…

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"Thanks, Charles Aris, appreciate your dedication in finding such great talent for us to select from."

— The VP of Strategic Product Management for a Fortune 30 retailer, responding to an email informing him that Charles Aris Inc.'s candidate had just accepted the retailer's job offer.