Strategy

Chad Oakley

Chad Oakley serves as the chief executive officer of Charles Aris Executive Search. He joined the firm in 2003 and founded our Strategy & Corporate Development Practice, a practice that has to date completed over 1,000 searches.

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Steven Stewart

Steven Stewart is a strategy vice president with an industry focus on technology. Prior to joining Charles Aris Executive Search, Steven spent 14 years in various business development and recruiting roles in the technology services industry.

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Jill Jitima

Jill Jitima is a vice president in the Strategy Practice at Charles Aris Executive Search, leading the Consumer & Retail Practice. Since joining the firm in 2011, Jill has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies across food and beverage; health and beauty; household goods; consumer durables; apparel; and retail.

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Ashlee Wagner

Ashlee Wagner is a vice president who leads the firm’s Financial Services Practice across banking, insurance, wealth management, credit card, payments, fintech and real estate investment (REIT) clients.

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Jody Bischoff

Jody Bischoff is a strategy vice president who leads the firm’s Healthcare Practice serving payor, provider, pharma, biotech, medical device, healthcare services and health tech clients.

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Julia Opaleski

Julia Opaleski is the director of the Consumer & Retail Strategy Practice at Charles Aris Executive Search.

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Kevin Stemke

Kevin Stemke is a senior associate practice leader at Charles Aris Executive Search who focuses his recruiting efforts in the strategy function and industrial manufacturing industry.

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Clearly, Charles Aris is knowledgeable in the strategy and corporate development space. The team has their [finger on the pulse] for individuals in that space and found really good talent.

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Our Results

Since 2003, the Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development search team has placed more than 1,100 candidates at multiple levels in client organizations — 412 in the past three years alone.

Our Network

The Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development database includes more than 38,000 potential candidates from Tier 1 strategy consulting 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.

OUR TEAM

Chad Oakley

CEO – Practice Leader

Steven Stewart

VP – Practice Leader

Jill Jitima

VP – Practice Leader

Ashlee Wagner

VP – Practice Leader

Jody Bischoff

VP – Practice Leader

Julia Opaleski

Director, Consumer & Retail Strategy Practice

Jacob Watkins

Associate Practice Leader

Kevin Stemke

Senior Associate Practice Leader

Rebecca Conway

Associate Practice Leader; DEI Manager

Clifton Vaughan

Associate Practice Leader

Blaine Ayres

Associate Practice Leader

2022 Strategy Compensation Study

We're confident this report will serve as a useful resource as you address your organization's mission-critical hiring needs and manage your own career trajectory.

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