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 26,000 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 650 candidates at multiple levels in client organizations — 253 in the past three years alone.

Our Network

The Charles Aris database includes more than 56,000 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

2019 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study
This year’s study includes 528 current management consultant compensation data points gathered via voluntary disclosure over the course of 2018. Also included is a subset of the corporate and private equity offers accepted by Charles Aris strategy candidates.
2018 Strategy Consulting             Mid-Year Offer Report
During the first half of 2018, 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

Job Listings in this Industry

Job Title



High-Growth PE Backed Tech Firm

Mid-Atlantic USA

PE Backed Consumer Organization


Fortune 100 Financial Services Firm


Global Industrial Manufacturing Holding Company

Greater Boston

High-Growth Global Industrial Manufacturer


Global Professional Services Firm

New York City

PE Backed Consumer Company

San Francisco

Multinational Financial Services Firm


Fortune 100 Industrial Leader

Northeastern USA

Global Diversified Legal Services Firm

Downtown Boston

Leading Biopharma Firm


Elite Boutique Investment Bank

Northeastern USA

Market-Leading Consumer Organization

West Coast

Global Industrial Technology Company


CPG Manufacturer

Atlanta or Chicago

Midmarket Private Equity Firm

New York City

PE Backed Edtech Leader

Northeastern USA

Elite Global Financial Services Firm

Southern California

Global Software Solutions Provider

San Francisco Bay Area

Leading Global Furniture Design & Manufacturer


Elite Global Financial Services Firm


Fortune 100 Consumer Finance Company


PE Backed Industrial Company

Greater Philadelphia

Leading Electronic Components Manufacturer


PE Backed Technology Firm

Midwestern USA

Leading Consumer Technology Company


Forbes Global 2000 Electronics Firm

Greater Philadelphia

Leading Healthcare Services Firm

San Francisco

High-Growth Industrial Technology Firm

Greater Boston

Middle-Market Private Equity Firm

New York City

Global Life Science Company

Greater New York City

Global Pharmaceuticals Manufacturer

Greater New York City

Global Food & Beverage Company



"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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