Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson
Vice President
(336) 217-9120


Caroline Wilson is a Charles Aris vice president who leads the company’s Private Equity recruiting practice serving P.E. firms, hedge funds and asset management clients. As a leading member of the Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development practice, Caroline primarily focuses on recruiting current and former management consultants from McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, and The Boston Consulting Group, as well as other top-tier strategy consulting firms.

Since joining Charles Aris in 2007, Caroline has served a variety of client organizations across the executive search firm’s Strategy & Corporate Development practice. Her rise from associate recruiter to practice leader and then vice president has enabled her to gain extensive knowledge of the Charles Aris executive recruiting process to deliver A-level talent to her clients in an timely manner.

Caroline earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Averett University. She enjoys spending time with family and cheering on the Duke Blue Devils basketball team. She also loves traveling and various cuisines, having taken culinary tours in more than eight cities.

Key documents

2021 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study: Over the course of Q4 2020, Charles Aris team members surveyed more than 2,280 people, 1,052 of whom are current strategy consultants. More than half of those individuals are current Big Three consultants for McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. All compensation points were collected anonymously and in compliance with pay equity laws currently in effect around the United States and U.S. territories. We’re confident that this report will serve as a useful resource as you address your organization’s mission-critical hiring needs and manage your own career trajectory. Please reach out to any member of our Strategy & Corporate Development recruiting practice to learn more. Download the study today.

2021 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. Our search team constantly refines a network of more than 73,000 current and former consultants, placing strategy and corporate development leaders in roles ranging from Analyst to Director to Chief Strategy Officer. Download the report today.

2020 Mid-Year Offer Report: During the first half of 2020, Charles Aris coordinated more than 45 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.

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.

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“I am VERY excited about this placement and wanted to let you know just how pleased all who have interacted with you on this search have been with your service, attention to detail and true partnership!”

- Director, Talent Acquisition, Leading National Managed Care Company, Upon recent completion of a search project.