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.

Senior Leadership

Mitch Oakley Mitch Oakley

Founder & Chair – Practice Leader
Executive Leadership
Diversified industries

Chad Oakley Chad Oakley

CEO – Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Diversified

Allen Oakley Allen Oakley

Chief Operating Officer

Greg Harper Greg Harper

Senior VP – Practice Leader
Engineering & Operations
Chemicals; Industrial Manufacturing

Jim Etling Jim Etling

Senior VP – Practice Leader
Finance & Accounting
Private Equity

Caroline Wilson Caroline Wilson

Vice President – Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Private Equity; Asset Management

Steven Stewart Steven Stewart

Vice President – Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
TMT; Industrials

Brian Styers Brian Styers

Vice President – Operations
Marketing, Digital & Research

Jill Jitima Jill Jitima

Vice President – Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Consumer; Retail

Sarah Becker Sarah Becker

Vice President – Operations
Fulfillment

Danielle Bowman Danielle Bowman

Vice President – Operations
Human Capital
Organizational Development

Ashlee Wagner Ashlee Wagner

Vice President – Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Financial Services

Jody Karavanic Bischoff Jody Karavanic Bischoff

Vice President – Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate Development
Healthcare; Life Sciences

TJ Deal TJ Deal

Senior Practice Leader
Corporate Development
Private Equity

Associate Practice Leaders

Derek Gracey Derek Gracey

Senior Associate Practice Leader
Human Capital

Ryan Morgan Ryan Morgan

Senior Associate Practice Leader
Finance & Accounting
Consumer Goods & Durables

Julia Opaleski Julia Opaleski

Associate Practice Leader
Strategy & Corporate
Development

Heather Kivett Heather Kivett

Associate Practice Leader
Engineering; Sales & Marketing
Industrial Manufacturing; Chemicals

Heather Porter Heather Porter

Associate Practice Leader
Diversified practices

Jacob Watkins Jacob Watkins

Associate Practice Leader
Diversified practices

Josh Kotelnicki Josh Kotelnicki

Associate Practice Leader
Diversified practices

Kevin Stemke Kevin Stemke

Associate Practice Leader
Diversified practices

Associate Recruiters

Ryan Krumroy Ryan Krumroy

Senior Associate
Private Equity | Finance & Accounting

Rebecca Conway Rebecca Conway

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Cates Kijak Cates Kijak

Senior Associate
Diversified practices

Jovan Dushner Jovan Dushner

Associate
Diversified practices

Bryce Koonts Bryce Koonts

Associate
Diversified practices

Bob Chapman Bob Chapman

Associate
Diversified practices

Danna Durante Danna Durante

Associate
Diversified practices

Clifton Vaughan Clifton Vaughan

Associate
Diversified practices

H.B. Lockwood H.B. Lockwood

Associate
Diversified practices

Blaine Ayres Blaine Ayres

Associate
Diversified practices

Maddie Benson Maddie Benson

Associate
Diversified practices

Winston Fleming Winston Fleming

Associate
Diversified practices

Casey Hogeboom Casey Hogeboom

Associate
Diversified practices

Mackenzie Hahn Mackenzie Hahn

Associate
Diversified practices

Brady Whitmore Brady Whitmore

Associate
Diversified practices

Conor Meagher Conor Meagher

Associate
Diversified practices

Karen Parnell Karen Parnell

Associate
Diversified practices

Joel Goins Joel Goins

Associate
Diversified practices

Lauren Boone Lauren Boone

Associate
Diversified practices

Lindsey Kornelis Lindsey Kornelis

Associate
Diversified practices

Jacob Sattler Jacob Sattler

Associate
Diversified practices

Elisa Goebel Elisa Goebel

Associate
Diversified practices

Accounting

Karen Reinecke Karen Reinecke

Accounting Manager

Auguste Janovic Auguste Janovic

Accounting & Operations Specialist

Administrative

Julie Vaughn Julie Vaughn

Office Manager

Becky Boxley Becky Boxley

Operations Support Lead

Tiffany Barr Tiffany Barr

Administrative Assistant

Marketing & Digital

Brent Anthony Brent Anthony

Salesforce & Zoom Lead

David Portney David Portney

Marketing Manager

Sydney Olszewski Sydney Olszewski

Senior Marketing Associate

Madison Nance Madison Nance

Marketing Associate

Research

Ashley Ramalho Ashley Ramalho

Research Manager

Nele Fritz Nele Fritz

Senior Researcher

Desiree Corbett Desiree Corbett

Senior Researcher

Emily Szabo Emily Szabo

Senior Researcher

Laura Conroy Laura Conroy

Data Specialist

Human Capital & Organizational Development

Colleen Morgan Colleen Morgan

Human Capital Coordinator

Andrea Fox Andrea Fox

NPS Program Manager

Lizzy Stemke Lizzy Stemke

Talent Acquisition Lead

Bryce Kenny Bryce Kenny

Talent Acquisition Lead

Interns

Abigale Locklear Abigale Locklear

Marketing & Digital Intern

Brianna Durante Brianna Durante

Marketing & Digital Intern

Christabel Obi Christabel Obi

Recruiting 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