Strategy & Corporate Development

About the Practice
Strategy & Corporate Development

Our Practice



The Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development recruiting practice stays connected with elite consultants from McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company and other top management consulting firms. Our search team constantly refines a network of more than 73,000 current and former consultants, placing strategy and corporate development leaders in roles ranging from Analyst to Director to Chief Strategy Officer.

Our clientele is comprised of 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 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 550 candidates at multiple levels in client organizations — 245 in the past three years alone.

Our Network

The Charles Aris database includes more than 73,000 current or former consultants from Tier 1 strategy firms.

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

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2018 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study

This year’s study includes 779 compensation data points gathered in 2017. Also included is a subset of the corporate and private equity offers accepted by Charles Aris strategy candidates. Lastly, it highlights the performance competencies and compensation expected at each consultant level.

2017 Strategy Consulting             Mid-Year Offer Report

During the first half of 2017, Charles Aris coordinated more than 40 offers to strategy consultants. This report includes a sampling of the offers and the subsequent results. Each offer includes five components: title, base salary, equity, annual bonus and sign-on.


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.

Strategy Thought Leadership

Our Team





Chad Oakley

Industrial | Diversified

Caroline Wilson

P.E. | Asset Management

Steven Stewart

Tech | Media | Telecom

Jody Karavanic

Healthcare | Life Science

Jill Jitima

Consumer | Retail

Ashlee Wagner

Financial Services

Job Listings in this Industry

Job Title



Leading PE Backed Apparel Company

Los Angeles

PE Backed Industrial Equipment Supplier

Greater Los Angeles

Technology Focused Private Equity Firm

San Francisco Bay Area

Leading Global Technology Company

San Francisco Bay Area

Global Logistics Leader


Established Start-Up

New York City

Leading Medical Technology Firm

Greater New York City

Global Asset Management Firm

Greater New York City

Fortune 100 Healthcare Company

Northeastern USA

Innovative Industrial Tech Firm

West Coast USA

Global Diversified Legal Services Firm


Publicly Traded Industrial Manufacturer

Chicago or Houston

Publicly Traded Industrial Manufacturer

Chicago or Houston

Global Outsourced Recruitment Services Provider

West Coast USA

Fortune 500 Food & Beverage Company


Leading PE Owned Technology Firm


Fortune 100 Retailer

Northeastern USA

Aerospace & Defense Components Manufacturer

Midwestern USA

Leading Food & Beverage Company


Fortune 100 Retailer

Northeastern USA

Global Professional Services Company

New York City

Mission-Driven Education Services Company

Greater Philadelphia

Global Investment Management Firm


Middle-Market Growth P.E. Firm

San Francisco Bay Area

Tech-Focused Private Equity Firm

San Francisco

Leading Financial Services Provider



"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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