Ashlee Wagner

Ashlee Wagner
Vice President
(336) 217-9142


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

As a leading member of the Strategy & Corporate Development practice, Ashlee primarily focuses on recruiting current and former management consultants from Bain & Company; The Boston Consulting Group; McKinsey & Company; and other top-tier consulting firms, into various functional roles.

Ashlee holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to joining Charles Aris, Ashlee worked for State Farm Insurance with a focus on auto, home, life and health insurance as well as banking products.

Ashlee and her husband, John, have a passion for enriching the Greensboro community and spending time with friends and family. Outside of work, they like to check off their bucket list and travel to new places together with their two children, Lowina and Elizabeth, and spend time with their dogs, Marley and Riley.

Key documents

2021 Strategy Offer Report for Financial Services Firms: We’re excited to launch our biannual Financial Services Offer Report, which only includes recent offers by financial services clients. This report is a sampling of recent offers sorted by tenure, including offers that were accepted as well as those that were declined. Download the study today.

2022 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study: This report analyzes 802 responses from current consultants who completed our voluntary and anonymous compensation survey from Q4 2020. All compensation points were collected anonymously and in compliance with pay equity laws currently in effect around the United States and U.S. territories. Download the study today.

2022 Former Strategy Consultant Compensation Study: While collecting data for our annual Strategy Consulting Compensation Data, we had 1,192 former strategy consultants fill out the anonymous survey – laying the foundation for our second-annual Former Consultant Compensation Study. Download the report today.

2021 Mid-Year Offer Report: During the first half of 2021, Charles Aris coordinated 80 offers to strategy consultants. This report includes a sampling of the offers and the subsequent results. Each offer includes five components: title, base salary, equity, annual bonus and sign-on. Also included is the type of entity extending the offer, as well as the consulting firm at which the candidate was employed. Download your copy.

The Anatomy of a Chief Strategy Officer: The Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development team has released The Anatomy of a Chief Strategy Officer. This report analyzes the backgrounds and experiences of CSOs (or the seniormost Strategy leaders) across the Fortune 500. We gathered data for this report through a combination of publicly available sources including company websites and LinkedIn, along with live conversations with the Chief Strategy Officers themselves. The 2020 Fortune 500 list was used, and all industry markers were pulled directly from Fortune’s website. Download your copy.

Ashlee’s content

Charles Aris newsletters

Strategy & Corporate Development


"I really enjoyed working with the CAI team. They took the time to get to know us and what we needed in the role. The network you have is something we can’t replicate. So is the credibility you bring when you reach out to folks. By working with CAI, we got strong potential candidates that were 100 times better than what we could have done on our own.”

- VP of Strategy of Publicly Traded Real Estate Investment Trust