Allen Oakley

Allen Oakley
Chief Operating Officer
(336) 217-9117


As Charles Aris Executive Search’s chief operating officer, Allen Oakley works directly with the recruiting and operations teams to ensure the entire firm is running in an efficient, successful and innovative manner. In addition to his organizational responsibilities, Allen serves on the board of directors for InterSearch Worldwide, a leading global alliance of executive search firms.

Prior to joining the firm, Allen worked in commercial real estate development and brokerage throughout the Southeast of the United States.

Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Georgia and earned his MBA degree from Wake Forest University.

Allen met his wife, Heather, while living in Atlanta. They share a love of the outdoors and traveling to new destinations. Allen and Heather live in Greensboro, North Carolina with their two children, Walter and Eloise, and their dog Franklin, and all are avid fans of the Georgia Bulldogs!

Allen’s content

Charles Aris newsletters

BPO Report
Engineering & Operations
Private Equity Newsletter
Sales & Marketing Mix
Strategy & Corporate Development


"I highly recommend Allen [Oakley] and his firm with their professionalism and commitment to the company they represent and to the candidates they are working with."

- The vice president of employment services for a leading home health company, after accepting an offer from a Charles Aris client