Our Team

Our talented team members are standing by for you.

At Charles Aris Inc., our expertise revolves around search and recruitment. We also devote considerable resources to ensure that our skills will be expertly put to use in your industry. The majority of our practice leaders join Charles Aris after successful careers in their industry of focus. Their direct experience in your field gives them a solid base of industry knowledge that enhances their ability to understand the unique challenges your company encounters. Learn more about our Charles Aris team members in our Spotlight series.

Practice Leaders

Mitch Oakley Mitch Oakley

Founder & Chairman
Executive Leadership
Diversified industries

Chad Oakley Chad Oakley

Chief Executive Officer
Strategy & Corporate Development
CPG; Industrial; Financial Services

Allen Oakley Allen Oakley

Chief Operating Officer
Real Estate

Greg Harper Greg Harper

Senior Vice President
Engineering & Operations
Industrial Manufacturing; Chemicals

Jim Etling Jim Etling

Senior Vice President
Private Equity
Finance & Accounting

Caroline Wilson Caroline Wilson

Vice President
Strategy & Corporate Development
Private Equity; Asset Management

Steven Stewart Steven Stewart

Vice President
Strategy & Corporate Development
Technology

Jill Jitima Jill Jitima

Vice President
Strategy & Corporate Development
Consumer

Jody Karavanic Jody Karavanic

Senior Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Consumer and Healthcare

Sarah Becker Sarah Becker

Senior Practice Leader
Operations; Sales & Marketing
Private Equity; Consumer

John Bennett John Bennett

Practice Leader
Sales & Marketing
Agribusiness

Peter Uber Peter Uber

Practice Leader
Sales & Marketing
Food & Beverage

Ashlee Wagner Ashlee Wagner

Senior Associate Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Financial Services

TJ Deal TJ Deal

Associate Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Technology

Derek Gracey Derek Gracey

Associate Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Human Capital

Joe Caporaso Joe Caporaso

Associate Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development

Associate Recruiters

Ryan Krumroy Ryan Krumroy

Senior Associate
Private Equity | Finance & Accounting

Alissa Hornbuckle Alissa Hornbuckle

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Heather Kivett Heather Kivett

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Ryan Morgan Ryan Morgan

Senior Associate
Finance & Accounting

Josh Winters Josh Winters

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

William Crotty William Crotty

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Heather Porter Heather Porter

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Julia Opaleski Julia Opaleski

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Tyler Nikola Tyler Nikola

Associate
Diversified practices

Jacob Watkins Jacob Watkins

Associate
Diversified practices

Lauren Lunsford Lauren Lunsford

Associate
Diversified practices

Sam Catron Sam Catron

Associate
Diversified practices

Jonathan Goffredi Jonathan Goffredi

Associate
Diversified practices

Kris McClamrock Kris McClamrock

Associate
Diversified practices

Kevin Stemke Kevin Stemke

Associate
Diversified practices

Josiah Smith Josiah Smith

Associate
Diversified practices

Andrew Reynolds Andrew Reynolds

Associate
Diversified practices

Devin Treger Devin Treger

Associate
Diversified practices

Knowledge Management

Brian Styers Brian Styers

VP — KM & Communications

Ben Wolf Ben Wolf

Research Manager

Varina Keeling-Herrera Varina Keeling-Herrera

Senior Researcher

Joe Metts Joe Metts

Marketing Coordinator

William Nesmith William Nesmith

Marketing Associate

Carly Sprinkles Carly Sprinkles

Researcher

Operations

Myron Pearman Myron Pearman

Vice President - Human Resources
& Organizational Development

Karen Reinecke Karen Reinecke

Accounting Manager

Julie Vaughn Julie Vaughn

Office Manager

Becky Boxley Becky Boxley

Sr. Executive Administrative Assistant

Karen Parnell Karen Parnell

Administrative Assistant

Auguste Janovic Auguste Janovic

Accounting & Operations Specialist

Training & Development

Andrea Fox Andrea Fox

NPS Program Manager

Brent Anthony Brent Anthony

Learning & Development Leader

"Thank you, Charles Aris Inc., for including me in your recent search. You have a very professional and efficient screening process. It is obvious how you have earned the reputation that you have in the industry — among the very best."

— The CEO of a brand-name consumer products manufacturer