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 64,000 current and former consultants, 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 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 750 candidates at multiple levels in client organizations — 295 in the past three years alone.

Our Network

The Charles Aris database includes more than 64,000 current or former consultants from Tier 1 strategy 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

2020 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study
This year’s study includes 569 current management consultant compensation data points gathered via voluntary disclosure over the course of 2019. Also included is a subset of the corporate and private equity offers accepted by Charles Aris strategy candidates.
2019 Strategy Consulting             Mid-Year Offer Report
During the first half of 2019, 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

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

Tech, Media & Telecom; Industrials

Open Searches

Job Title



Industrial Technology Manufacturer


PE Backed Satellite Communications Technology Company


Global Investment Management Firm


High Growth Late-Stage Investment Management Start-up

Washington, D.C.

Retail / Healthcare PE Portfolio Company

Los Angeles

Fortune 100 Consumer Finance Firm

Downtown Boston

PE Backed Consumer Services Technology Firm

Mountain West USA

Leading Renewable Energy Company


High-Growth Tech Firm

Mid-Atlantic USA

PE Backed Healthcare Services Company

Boston or Remote

PE Backed Manufacturing Company

Downtown Chicago

PE Backed Manufacturer


Generalist Middle-Market PE Firm


High-Performing Asset Management Firm


PE Backed Retail Services / Technology Firm


Generalist Middle-Market PE Firm

West Palm Beach, Florida

PE Backed Consumer Goods Company


PE Backed Business Services Leader

Northeastern USA

Corporate VC Arm of Global Fortune 500 Company


Fortune 500 Global Financial Services Company


Tech Focused PE Firm

San Francisco Bay Area

Publicly Traded Real Estate Investment Trust

Greater Detroit

Global Diversified Legal Services Firm

Downtown Boston

PE Backed Portfolio Consumer & Retail Organization

New York City or Tampa

PE Backed Software Provider


Global PE Portfolio Professional Services Company

New York City

Consumer-Focused PE Firm

Flexible Location

Retail PE Portfolio Company

Los Angeles

Publicly Traded Telecom Company


Market-Leading CPG Company

Mid-Atlantic USA

Early-Stage Investment Firm

New York City

Fortune 100 Consumer Finance Firm

Greater Washington, D.C.

Global Biotech and Life Science Firm

Greater Boston

Fortune 100 Consumer Tech Retailer

Midwestern USA

Lower Middle-Market Private Equity Firm

San Francisco Bay Area


"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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