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; Industrials; 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

Sarah Becker Sarah Becker

Vice President
Operations; Sales & Marketing
Private Equity; Consumer

Jody Karavanic Jody Karavanic

Senior Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Healthcare

Ashlee Wagner Ashlee Wagner

Senior Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Financial Services

Michael Riek Michael Riek

Practice Leader
Operations; Business Development
BPO & Call Center

Luis Tejada Luis Tejada

Practice Leader
Sales & Marketing
Food & Beverage

TJ Deal TJ Deal

Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Tech, Media & Telecom; Industrials

Derek Gracey Derek Gracey

Associate Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Human Capital

Ryan Morgan Ryan Morgan

Associate Practice Leader
Finance & Accounting

Julia Opaleski Julia Opaleski

Associate Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development

Associate Recruiters

Ryan Krumroy Ryan Krumroy

Senior Associate
Private Equity | Finance & Accounting

Heather Kivett Heather Kivett

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Heather Porter Heather Porter

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Jacob Watkins Jacob Watkins

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Kevin Stemke Kevin Stemke

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Josh Kotelnicki Josh Kotelnicki

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Sam Catron Sam Catron

Associate
Diversified practices

Jonathan Goffredi Jonathan Goffredi

Associate
Diversified practices

Josiah Smith Josiah Smith

Associate
Diversified practices

Andrew Reynolds Andrew Reynolds

Associate
Diversified practices

Rebecca Conway Rebecca Conway

Associate
Diversified practices

Cates Kijak Cates Kijak

Associate
Diversified practices

Jovan Dushner Jovan Dushner

Associate
Diversified practices

Brayden Currin Brayden Currin

Associate
Diversified practices

Nicole Thomas Nicole Thomas

Associate
Diversified practices

Bryce Koonts Bryce Koonts

Associate
Diversified practices

Bob Chapman Bob Chapman

Associate
Diversified practices

Angela Kalo Angela Kalo

Associate
Diversified practices

Valerie Gallimore Valerie Gallimore

Associate
Diversified practices

Knowledge Management

Brian Styers Brian Styers

VP — KM & Communications

Ben Wolf Ben Wolf

Research Manager

Joe Metts Joe Metts

Marketing & Digital Manager

Sydney Olszewski Sydney Olszewski

Senior Marketing Associate

Ashley Ramalho Ashley Ramalho

Researcher

Nele Fritz Nele Fritz

Researcher

Alex Fuentes Alex Fuentes

Videographer

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

HR & Operations Specialist

Karen Parnell Karen Parnell

Sr. Executive Administrative Assistant

Auguste Janovic Auguste Janovic

Accounting & Operations Specialist

Learning & Development

Andrea Fox Andrea Fox

NPS Program Manager

Brent Anthony Brent Anthony

Learning & Development Leader

Interns

Diamond Baker Diamond Baker

Recruiting Intern

Joshua Hodge Joshua Hodge

Research & Analytics Intern

Alexus Lessears Alexus Lessears

Recruiting Intern

Chandler Rouse Chandler Rouse

Recruiting Intern

Lark Tibbs Lark Tibbs

Recruiting Intern

Cameron Warren Cameron Warren

Marketing & Communications Intern

"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