Brian Styers

Brian Styers
Vice President — Marketing, Digital & Research
(336) 217-9103


Brian Styers leads Charles Aris Executive Search’s diverse teams and initiatives in research, marketing, communications and digital strategy, ensuring that the firm’s executive search consultants are armed with the intellectual capital they need to expertly serve client organizations and candidates in the career marketplace.

Prior to joining the Charles Aris senior leadership team, Brian served as the East Coast lead senior editor for Yahoo! Sports, where he helped coordinate and produce the digital media division’s industry-leading U.S. and international news coverage. Brian previously worked as a network desk chief for USA Today, helping coordinate and produce the national media outlet’s online coverage of sporting news and events. While at Gannett Company headquarters, he also provided basketball analysis for the target audiences of USA Today, Deadspin, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, Rotoworld and the NBA.

Brian holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied as a Morehead-Cain scholar and Coca-Cola national scholar.

Brian met his wife, Cynthia, while living in her native northern Virginia. They and their children, Lucy and Clay, share a love of the outdoors; spending extended time with extended family; traveling near and far; serving the Piedmont Triad community through Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina; and devouring anything tasty in their path alongside their Whippet-Labrador Retriever buddy, Lenny.


"Charles Aris Inc. won our 'Rookie of the Year' award as the most productive new search partner at the 2005 Search Partners meeting. They have helped me in global procurement, corporate strategy, division strategy, and customer insights."

— The director of staffing for a Fortune 100 CPG company, introducing Charles Aris Inc. to the director of staffing in another of the company’s divisions