Strategy & Corporate Development

About the Practice
Strategy & Corporate Development

Our Practice

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The Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development recruiting practice stays connected with elite consultants from firms such as McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company and other top management consulting firms in addition to top-tier investment bankers. Our search team constantly refines a network of more than 64,000 current and former consultants and investment bankers, placing strategy and corporate development leaders in roles ranging from Analyst to Director to Chief Strategy Officer.

We partner with Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, asset managers and other professional services organizations. Whether you’re looking to hire from one of the Big Three management consultancies, top investment banks or a boutique specialty firm, Charles Aris is the pre-eminent firm to help you build your world-class team.

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Our Results

 
Since 2003, the Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development search team has placed more than 850 candidates at multiple levels in client organizations — 304 in the past three years alone.

Our Network

The Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development database includes more than 36,000 potential candidates from Tier 1 strategy consulting firms.

Corporate development life cycle

The illustration below examines the skill sets of investment bankers and strategy consultants across the six stages of the corporate development life cycle. Skill sets of investment bankers and strategy consultants across the six stages of the corporate development life cycle.  

What level of consultant to hire?

Depending on where candidates are in their consulting careers, they will excel in different areas of the consulting toolkit. As you can see in the illustration below, the time spent on each of the four consulting competencies evolves as a consultant progresses from Analyst to Partner. The Charles Aris search team helps hiring authorities determine the right level of consultant to address each organizational need.

Exclusive Content

2021 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study
This year’s study includes 1,052 current management consultant compensation data points gathered via voluntary disclosure over the course of 2020. Also included is a subset of the corporate and private equity offers accepted by Charles Aris strategy candidates.
2020 Strategy Consulting
Mid-Year Offer Report
Our 2020 Mid-Year Offer Report for Strategy Consultants summarizes a sampling of the strategy offers we’ve seen over the course of the past six months, by candidate graduation year, and includes offers which were accepted as well as those which were declined.
Strategy & Corporate Development Newsletter
Subscribe today to receive the Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development Newsletter, featuring the latest industry news and analysis from our strategy experts. Also included are mission-critical opportunities we are actively looking to fill on behalf of our client organizations.
 
The Anatomy of a Chief Strategy Officer
We gathered data for this report through a combination of publicly available sources including, along with live conversations with the CSOs themselves. The 2020 Fortune 500 list was used, and all industry markers were pulled directly from Fortune's website.
Former Strategy Consultant Compensation Study
While collecting data for our annual Strategy Consulting Compensation Data, we had 1,192 former strategy consultants fill out the anonymous survey – laying the foundation for our third-annual Former Consultant Compensation Study.
2020 Corporate Development Offer Report
We're excited to release our most recent Corporate Development Offer Report! The report organizes offers by level, highlights compensation, title and previous employment details, plus whether or not the offer was accepted or declined.

Strategy Thought Leadership

Our Team

Chad Oakley

Chad Oakley

Industrials; Diversified

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson

PE; Asset Management

Steven Stewart

Steven Stewart

Tech, Media & Telecom

Jill Jitima

Jill Jitima

Consumer / Retail

Jody Karavanic

Jody Karavanic

Healthcare; Life Sciences

Ashlee Wagner

Financial Services

T.J. Deal

TJ Deal

Industrials; Tech, Media & Telecom

Open Searches

Job Title

Company

Location

Global Executive Talent Advisory Firm

San Francisco Bay Area

Pre-IPO Consumer Product Leader

Remote

PE Backed Vertical Software Leader

Remote

S&P 500 Industrial Technology Company

Greater Philadelphia

High-Growth PE Backed Consumer Healthcare Company

Greater Washington D.C.

PE Backed Start-up

Phoenix

Publicly Traded Telecom Company

Greater Seattle

Middle-Market Private Equity Firm

New York

CEO

United Way of Greater Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina

PE Backed Industry-Leading Healthcare Provider

Tampa

PE Backed Industry-Leading Healthcare Provider

TBD

Consumer-Facing PE Backed Health/Retail Market Leader

Los Angeles or Remote

Rapidly Growing Boutique Pharma Consulting Firm

Greater Philadelphia

Global PE Portfolio Consumer/Retail Company

Los Angeles

Fortune 500 Healthcare Company

Denver

PE Backed Global Health & Beauty Company

San Francisco

International CPG Company

East Coast USA

PE Backed Market-Leading Electrical Distributor

Remote

Global Investment Management Firm

Greater Philadelphia

Hyper-Growth Healthcare Provider

Downtown Miami

PE Backed Industrial Tech Manufacturer

Detroit

Leading Industrial Manufacturer

Chicago

Privately Owned Start-up

Greater Seattle

Health Tech Start-up

New York City

Health & Beauty Retailer

Chicago

Market-Leading Healthcare Services Provider

Greater New York City

Boutique Strategy and M&A Consulting Firm

West Coast USA

Retail / Healthcare PE Portfolio Company

Los Angeles

Industry-Leading High-Growth Industrial/Retail Company

Chicago

Fast-Growing PE Portfolio Company

Los Angeles; Remote

Sustainable Agribusiness & CPG Firm

Los Angeles

Sustainable Agribusiness & CPG Firm

California Central Valley

Fortune 500 Consumer Finance Firm

Downtown Boston

Market-Leading Global Industrial Manufacturer

Houston

Market-Leading Consumer Organization

West Coast USA

Global Portfolio Consumer / Retail Firm

TBD

Mission-Driven Global Food & Beverage Company

Mid-Atlantic USA

Leading Industrial Technology Firm

Boston

Global PE Backed Consumer Health & Wellness Organization

Los Angeles

Global Electrical Products Manufacturer

Northeastern USA

Industrial Technology Manufacturer

Chicagoland

Tech-Focused PE Firm

San Francisco Bay Area

Global Diversified Legal Services Firm

Downtown Boston

Global PE Portfolio Professional Services Company

New York City

Publicly Traded Telecom Company

Seattle

Fortune 100 Consumer Finance Firm

Mid-Atlantic USA

Global Biotech and Life Science Firm

Greater Boston

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"Charles Aris helped me in global procurement, corporate strategy, division strategy and customer insights searches. I can’t say enough about their work, but it’s also how they do it. I appreciate their urgency, their passion for my business, and their thorough evaluation and assessment. The follow-up is the best there is, bar none."

— Director of Staffing for a Fortune 100 CPG company

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